Yoknapatawpha County Forensic Laboratory

DATE ANALYSIS PERFORMED:
6/3/2011

Madeline Holland, Ph.D.
555 Jackson Avenue
Oxford, MS 38655
662-2XXXX (FAX 662-2XXXX)

Analysis: Ballistics Analysis
**RUSH**

SUMMARY REPORT OF BALLISTICS ANALYSIS

Case Description:
Robert Pruitt-Wayne Fisher Homicide

Case #
001023-16D-2011

Investigative Agency:
Yoknapatawpha County Sheriff's Department

Investigating Officer(s):
Det. S. Murphy, Det. T. Armstrong

EVIDENCE ANALYZED

The following evidence items were analyzed for ballistics identification with the results shown:

001023-01: One (1) Smith & Wesson 4553 TSW semi-automatic handgun, 5 rounds remaining in magazine

Evidence # Findings
001023-001
  • Weapon is fully functional and in good operating condition.
  • The barrel of the weapon is clean with faint traces of carbon observed, consistent with a single shot being fired following the last cleaning.
  • Bullet recovered from east wall of crime scene (Evidence # 001023-03) is a ballistic match to this weapon.
  • Bullet recovered during autopsy (Evidence # 001023-013) is not a ballistic match to this weapon.
001023-02: One (1) 45 ACP empty shell casing
Evidence # Findings
001023-002
  • Casing is consistent with the 5 rounds remaining in the Smith & Wesson 4553 TSW semi-automatic handgun (Evidence # 001023-001) recovered at the scene.
  • Casing is a ballistic match to test rounds fired from the Smith & Wesson 4553 TSW semi-automatic handgun (Evidence # 001023-001) recovered at the scene.
001023-03: One (1) .45 caliber bullet recovered from east wall
Evidence # Findings
001023-003
  • Bullet is consistent with the 5 rounds remaining in the Smith & Wesson 4553 TSW semi-automatic handgun (Evidence # 001023-001) recovered at the scene
  • Bullet is a ballistic match to test rounds fired from the Smith & Wesson 4553 TSW semi-automatic handgun (Evidence # 001023-001) recovered at the scene.
001023-013: One (1) .38 caliber bullet recovered at autopsy from body of victim Robert Pruitt
Evidence # Findings
001023-013
  • Bullet is not consistent with the 5 rounds remaining in the Smith & Wesson 4553 TSW semi-automatic handgun (Evidence # 001023-001) recovered at the scene
  • Bullet is not a ballistic match to test rounds fired from the Smith & Wesson 4553 TSW semi-automatic handgun (Evidence # 001023-001) recovered at the scene.
  • Bullet is consistent with bullets recovered during search of Ned Fisher's vehicle (Evidence # 001023-018).
  • Bullet is a ballistic match to test rounds fired from the Colt Cobra .38 Special handgun recovered during search of Ned Fisher's vehicle (Evidence # 001023-019).
001023-018: One (1) box Winchester USA .38 Spl FMJ, 50-count box, 38 rounds remaining
Evidence # Findings
001023-018
  • Bullets are not consistent with the 5 rounds remaining in the Smith & Wesson 4553 TSW semi-automatic handgun (Evidence # 001023-001) recovered at the scene.
  • Bullets are consistent with the bullet recovered during autopsy (Evidence # 001023-013).
  • Bullets are consistent with the 3 rounds in the cylinder of the Colt Cobra .38 Special handgun recovered during search of Ned Fisher's vehicle (Evidence # 001023-019).
001023-019: One (1) Colt Cobra .38 Special handgun, S/N 452245345000
Evidence # Findings
001023-019
  • Weapon is fully functional and in good operating condition.
  • The barrel of the weapon has significant traces of carbon observed, consistent with multiple shots being fired following the last cleaning.
  • Bullet recovered from east wall of crime scene (Evidence # 001023-03) is not a ballistic match to this weapon.
  • Bullet recovered during autopsy (Evidence # 001023-013) is a ballistic match to this weapon.
  • The 3 rounds recovered in the cylinder are consistent with bullets recovered during search of Ned Fisher's vehicle (Evidence # 001023-018).
001023-026: One (1) Remington M51 pistol, S/N 6668000942
Evidence # Findings
001023-019
  • Weapon is fully functional and in good operating condition.
  • The barrel of the weapon is clean.
  • Weapon was not loaded at the time of recovery.
  • Bullet recovered from east wall of crime scene (Evidence # 001023-03) is not a ballistic match to this weapon.
  • Bullet recovered during autopsy (Evidence # 001023-013) is not a ballistic match to this weapon.
001023-027: One (1) 50-count box of Remington .380 ACP JHP ammunition, 44 rounds remaining
Evidence # Findings
001023-019
  • Bullets are not consistent with the 5 rounds remaining in the Smith & Wesson 4553 TSW semi-automatic handgun (Evidence # 001023-001) recovered at the scene.
  • Bullets are not consistent with the 3 rounds in the cylinder of the Colt Cobra .38 Special handgun recovered during search of Ned Fisher's vehicle (Evidence # 001023-019).
  • Bullets are not consistent with bullets recovered during search of Ned Fisher's vehicle (Evidence # 001023-018).
001023-028: One (1) 50-count box of Remington .380 ACP JHP ammunition, 50 rounds remaining
Evidence # Findings
001023-019
  • Bullets are not consistent with the 5 rounds remaining in the Smith & Wesson 4553 TSW semi-automatic handgun (Evidence # 001023-001) recovered at the scene
  • Bullets are not consistent with the 3 rounds in the cylinder of the Colt Cobra .38 Special handgun recovered during search of Ned Fisher's vehicle (Evidence # 001023-019).
  • Bullets are not consistent with bullets recovered during search of Ned Fisher's vehicle (Evidence # 001023-018).

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