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MISSISSIPPI CRIME LABORATORY

DATE ANALYSIS PERFORMED:
  03/02/2016

David Vogel, BS
Jackson Laboratory
Jackson, MS 39205
601-987-XXXX (FAX 601-987-XXXX)

Analysis: Ballistics

SUMMARY REPORT OF BALLISTICS ANALYSIS

Case Description:
Robert Pruitt-Wayne Fisher Homicide

Case #
000598-20B-2016

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:

000598-01: One (1) Smith & Wesson 4553 TSW semi-automatic handgun, 5 rounds remaining in magazine

Evidence # Findings
000598-001
  • 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 # 000598-03) is a ballistic match to this weapon.
  • Bullet recovered during autopsy (Evidence # 000598-013) is not a ballistic match to this weapon.
000598-02: One (1) 45 ACP empty shell casing
Evidence # Findings
000598-002
  • Casing is consistent with the 5 rounds remaining in the Smith & Wesson 4553 TSW semi-automatic handgun (Evidence #000598-001) recovered at the scene.
  • Casing is a ballistic match to test rounds fired from the Smith & Wesson 4553 TSW semi-automatic handgun (Evidence #000598-001) recovered at the scene.
000598-03: One (1) .45 caliber bullet recovered from east wall
Evidence # Findings
000598-003
  • Bullet is consistent with the 5 rounds remaining in the Smith & Wesson 4553 TSW semi-automatic handgun (Evidence #000598-001) recovered at the scene
  • Bullet is a ballistic match to test rounds fired from the Smith & Wesson 4553 TSW semi-automatic handgun (Evidence #000598-001) recovered at the scene.
000598-013: One (1) .38 caliber bullet recovered at autopsy from body of victim Robert Pruitt
Evidence # Findings
000598-013
  • Bullet is not consistent with the 5 rounds remaining in the Smith & Wesson 4553 TSW semi-automatic handgun (Evidence #000598-001) recovered at the scene
  • Bullet is not a ballistic match to test rounds fired from the Smith & Wesson 4553 TSW semi-automatic handgun (Evidence #000598-001) recovered at the scene.
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