THE SMOKING GUN A BOSTON STORY

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					THE SMOKING GUN: A BOSTON STORY




December 2002, Nabil Essaid, age           During the crime scene search,             February 2003, Boston Police officers          The suspect Darryl Scott, age 21,
18, was smoking a cigarette in front       Boston Police recovered expended           attempted to arrest two suspects               was apprehended after threatening
of the Loews movie theater on              cartridge cases. Once submitted to the     engaged in drug dealing. One suspect,          suicide in a standoff with police.
Tremont Street in Boston when he was       Ballistics Unit, the cases were imaged     the lookout, fled on foot and threatened       Scott's firearm, a Glock, .40 caliber
shot to death by a person wielding a       with IBIS and entered into the NIBIN       pursuing officers with a handgun.              pistol was retained as evidence as
.40 caliber pistol.                        database.                                  During the chase the suspect                   well as his receipt for the purchase of
                                                                                      discharged the firearm. Police recovered       the gun in Arizona.
                                                                                      the expended cartridge case.




On the same date, the Boston Police        Just four hours later, Boston Police       On April 26, 2006, Darryl Scott was convict-
Department Ballistics Unit examined the    Firearms Experts used the NIBIN            ed of the Murder of Nabil Essaid in Suffolk
fired cartridge case that Scott had        database to link Scott's Glock pistol to   County Superior Court in Boston and sen-
discharged from the Glock pistol. It was   the murder of Nabil Essaid.                tenced to life in prison. According to The
imaged using IBIS and searched against     Darryl Scott was subsequently indicted     Boston Globe, once the verdict was read
the NIBIN database.                        for murder.                                Scott become violent and had to be
                                                                                      restrained by court officers.

				
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