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A man who shot and wounded two demonstrators in suburban Denver while apparently aiming at a Jeep that was headed toward the crowd during a protest to bring attention to police violence has been sentenced to 120 days in jail followed by five years of probation. The Denver Post reports 24-year-old Samuel Young sentenced Tuesday after being convicted in March of second-degree assault, attempted manslaughter and illegally discharging his gun. He fired five shots at the Jeep as it headed toward the crowd during a protest in Aurora. Two shots hit the back of the Jeep, and two hit fellow protesters. The Jeep driver was not criminally charged.

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A veteran New Orleans police officer has been suspended after being arrested on a charge of dealing crack cocaine. FBI agents and officers with the New Orleans Police Department’s Public Integrity Bureau arrested Reginald Koeller III on Wednesday after they searched his home in eastern New Orleans where they found more than 100 guns and a stash of crack cocaine. He faces charges of illegally carrying a weapon with a controlled dangerous substance and possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine. Bond was set at $15,000. The 38-year-old patrol officer, who's been on the force for 18 years, has been placed on emergency suspension pending the outcome of a federal investigation. 

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