The Investigators: Suspect in alleged plot to kill police to appear in court

The Investigators: Suspect in alleged plot to kill police to appear in court

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - One of the suspects accused of a plot to kill police will appear in federal court Friday.

Malik Bridgewater, 20, will appear in front of a federal judge Friday for the first time, according to court documents obtained by the 9News Investigators.

Bridgewater is accused of being one of at least four suspects who were plotting to violently attack police officers, according to investigators with Baton Rouge Police. That alleged plot reportedly began with breaking into the Cash America Pawn Store on Government Street for guns to commit the crimes.

According to the court documents, Bridgewater will be move from parish prison to the custody of the U.S. Marshals. They also mention the plot to kill police for the first time in official documents.

Police arrested Bridgewater at his home on Sunday and recovered three handguns that were stolen from a pawn shop early Saturday morning.

Officers responded to a burglary call on Saturday, July 9, around 2 a.m. Police said that surveillance footage showed the alleged burglars breaking into the business through the roof using a ladder. The suspects are accused of stealing eight handguns as well as one airsoft BB gun.

Police have also arrested 17-year-old Antonio Thomas and a 13-year-old in connection with the burglary. All three suspects have been charged with simple burglary and theft of a firearm. Thomas and Bridgewater remain in jail on a $10,000 bond.

In all, six of the stolen weapons have been recovered. Police say two are still missing.

Anyone who has any information regarding this case is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (225) 344-7867.

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