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Pa. caseworker jailed, suspended in shootout car

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PITTSBURGH (AP) - An Allegheny County Children, Youth and Families caseworker has been suspended without pay and jailed on drug and weapons charges after she was stopped driving a bullet-riddled vehicle Pittsburgh police believe was involved in a shootout.

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (http://bit.ly/1nur4Ac ) reports 39-year-old Medina El was arrested about 1:30 a.m. Wednesday. El's passenger, 23-year-old Timothy Bazemore - a known gang member wearing a bullet-resistant vest - was also arrested.

Police stopped El's vehicle when an officer saw it driving without headlights moments after hearing gunfire from several weapons a block away.

Police say they found marijuana and a gun in the vehicle. El didn't have a permit to carry the weapon and Bazemore can't legally own one because he's a convicted felon.

Online court records don' t list defense attorneys for either suspect.

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Information from: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, http://www.post-gazette.com

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