A new tool is helping put criminals behind bars – and it’s being called a gamechanger.
Law enforcement officers can take one shell casing from a crime scene – and use it to trace the weapon and potentially link the gunman to other shootings.
FOX13 learned the technology recently helped catch an accused killer in the Mid-South when a man was found shot to death in a driveway.
“I was in there cooking and I heard six shots,” the victim’s friend told FOX13.
The motive in the case was robbery. Despite there being few clues left behind, investigators were able to recover a few shell casings.
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They pointed to a suspect, but it turned out more than one agency was looking for the man.
“I received a call from ATF that said the firearm was used in our killing had also been link to a killing in in Memphis, Tennessee,” an investigator told FOX13.
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