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3 Tennessee Men Face Gun Charges; Good Samaritan Tips Off Police

Police say a responding officer noticed a handgun with a large magazine on the floor of the suspects' vehicle while responding to a good Samaritan's tip of suspicious activity

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    3 Tennessee Men Face Gun Charges; Good Samaritan Tips Off Police
    Brockton Police Department
    Left to right: Domenick Barshaw, 18; Theodore Baskette, 20; Christopher Smart, 18.

    Three Tennessee men are facing numerous gun-related charges in Massachusetts after police say they were tipped off by a good Samaritan.

    Eighteen-year-old Domenick Barshaw, 20-year-old Theodore Baskette and 18-year-old Christopher Smart were arrested on Saturday in Brockton, according to police.

    A "concerned citizen" called police just before 11 a.m. to report suspicious activity after allegedly seeing a man with a gun on Longworth Avenue, police said.

    When police arrived at the scene, an officer noticed a handgun with a large magazine on the floor of a Honda the three men were sitting inside, along with several rounds of ammunition and high capacity magazines scattered around inside the car.

    Officers also found face masks, Kevlar gloves and red handkerchiefs in the car, police said. The rest of the guns were allegedly found in the car's trunk.

    Barshaw, Baskette and Smart allegedly could not produce licenses allowing them to carry the weapons.

    Barshaw and Baskette were both charged with possessing a firearm without a license and unlawful possession of ammunition. Smart was charged with unlawful possession of a large capacity feeding device.

    It's unclear if any of the men have attorneys or when they'll be arraigned.

    The investigation is ongoing.

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