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New ballistics lab helps solve crimes, find suspects in Utah shootings

New ballistics lab helps solve crimes, find suspects in Utah shootings
Posted at 9:42 PM, Aug 27, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-27 23:42:01-04

OGDEN, Utah -- Ogden Police say a ballistics lab helped solve a drive-by that could have killed several children.

No one was hurt in the shooting, which occurred in June, but the suspect who fired the shots and fled the scene got away.

Ogden Police sent shell casings from the drive-by to a new crime intelligence lab, where they were tested, and a suspect was identified.

Watch the video above for information on how the suspect was caught, and the forensic tools that are now available to Utah law enforcement officials.