Reported gun in baby stroller leads to 3 arrests

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DOWNTOWN JACKSON — Jackson police arrested a mom and two other men accused of having a gun in a baby stroller. According to an affidavit, the gun went off, but the child was not injured. Ashonti Kidd, Erin Donaldson and Derricus Price appeared Monday before a Jackson judge. Kidd and Donaldson face child abuse and neglect, weapon, and reckless endangerment charges. Price is charged with unlawful possession of a firearm. “Being in a baby carriage, that’s going a little too far,” Tony Concialdi said. Concialdi works on East College Street, not far from where police said they caught the group on Saturday. “I guess that’s a sign of the times that you see stuff like that,” Concialdi said. Investigators said they got a call about a shooting near the Madison County Sheriff‘s Office. Police said a caller reported the suspects dropped a gun, causing it to go off, and that a man put the weapon in a baby stroller. “I think that’s ridiculous,” neighbor Fred Smith said. “I can’t believe anybody would put their child at any kind of risk like that.” Investigators said Kidd told them the gun went off when she moved items in the buggy. Officers said they found a Taser on Donaldson and a revolver on Price. “Somebody’s gonna get either hurt or die,” Concialdi said. Police said they also found a bullet hole in the baby stroller. Officers said the 1-year-old was not hurt because Kidd was holding the child at the time. All three suspects are being held at the Madison County Jail on $40,000 bond each. They are scheduled to return to court Nov. 6.

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