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    question for LEOs or forensics experts

    The Binghamton shootings got me thinking.

    It is SOP to do a GSR test on the alleged dead BG?

    It just got me thinking that since the LEOs found the shooter dead with a bunch of ammo around his neck. What is to stop the BG from executing someone, then putting the ammo on the dead victim, shooting himself and playing victim?

    I suppose any witnesses could ID the BG, but what if there are none left? Or what if a positive ID cannot be made?

    I figured they would do a GSR to make sure but I just wanted to know beyond my own speculation.


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    powder residue on the hands of the shooter for one.
    Angle of bullet entries and distance
    others, I'm sure.

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    Yes. The entire scene will be mapped as well... but that wont tell near as much as it does on TV. A good old fashioned investigation will need to be completed.
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    I would imagine the finger prints on the firearms and expended casing or the ammo still in the magazine will be another easy method of finding out who has handled the bullets.

    Sixto, you mean that they can't just bring their computer generation software into the room and let is scan the area to instantly recreate the crime as it happened. Man I am going to have to stop watching CSI.
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    No, residue and total station mapping are used to support the findings in an investigation, you get in trouble when you try to do it the other way around.
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