Loaded gun in diaper bag, father arrested

Police in Camden, New Jersey, arrested the father of an 11-month-old girl after day-care workers...

Police in Camden, New Jersey, arrested the father of an 11-month-old girl after day-care workers discovered a loaded handgun in the baby's diaper bag. Fotolia.com (diaper bag image)

Daniel Kelley, REUTERS

, Last Updated: 3:06 PM ET

Police in Camden, New Jersey, arrested the father of an 11-month-old girl after day-care workers discovered a loaded handgun in the baby's diaper bag.

Police were called to the El Centro Day Care Center in Camden on Tuesday morning after a teacher saw the gun inside the bag. Officers recovered a 9mm handgun loaded with hollow point rounds.

Police said on Wednesday that the gun was reported stolen in Philadelphia.

The girl's father, Rakeem Williams, 25, of Lindenwold, was arrested on charges of unlawful possession of a weapon, possession of hollow point bullets and receiving stolen property. He also was charged with an additional weapons violation because he has a drug conviction and is prohibited from possessing firearms.

Williams was being held in the Camden County Jail on $50,000 bond.

Police said Child Protected Services was called on behalf of the girl and a sibling. (Editing by Barbara Goldberg and Bill Trott)

 


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