NIBIN Success Story
Week of February 8, 2010
Wilmington (DE) Police Department / New Castle County (DE) Police Department
On April 16, 2008, Wilmington Police Department responded to a homicide where the victim was shot and killed on a neighborhood sidewalk. That same day, New Castle County Police Department stopped a vehicle containing two subjects for a traffic violation, recovered a .32 caliber revolver, and arrested both suspects for unlawful possession of a firearm. Using NIBIN, Delaware State Police Forensic Firearms Service Unit was able to link the firearm to the homicide. Both suspects were charged with murder, robbery and State firearms violations. On July 15, 2009 following guilty pleas to manslaughter, both defendants were each sentenced to 15 years imprisonment.