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  • HUNTING THE WASHINGTON SNIPER

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For three terrifying weeks in October 2002, residents of the Washington DC metropolitan area lived in fear as a deadly sniper picked off victims, apparently at random. 

With 10 dead already, forensic experts faced a frantic race to catch the killer – using just the bullets found buried in the victims for evidence.

Hunting The Washington Sniper takes a look at how ballistic techniques developed by New York State detectives way back in 1915 helped to catch the DC sniper before he struck again.

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  • Hunting The Washington Sniper
    How did ballistics techniques developed by New York State detectives way back in 1915 help catch the Washington sniper before he struck again?
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