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Baton Rouge Police Chief Pat Englade issued first-degree murder warrants for Muhammad and Malvo after ballistics tests matched the rifle used in the sniper shootings to a September 23 killing and robbery in Baton Rouge, the Louisiana capital.
Ballistics tests showed the rifle used in the attacks around the US capital also fired the single bullet that killed shopkeeper Hong Ballenger on September 23.
Ballistics tests showed the Bushmaster rifle used in the attacks around the US capital also fired the bullet that killed shopkeeper Hong Ballenger on September 23.
Despite ballistics tests suggesting that only one bullet was fired from close range and the others from a distance, the Army said he had committed sui-cide.
Alejandre said pending ballistics tests would indicate whether any of the gunshots came from Smith's handgun.
The QC said ballistics tests on the jacket detected high levels of gunshot residue both inside and outside the garment.
Ballistics tests confirmed that both weapons were used in separate shootings, he said.
Ballistics tests have linked the rifle found in the men's vehicle with 11 of the bullets used in the shootings.
The official said police also found a scope and a tripod in the car, and were awaiting ballistics tests.
The arrests came as ballistics tests confirmed that a man shot and seriously wounded in Ashland, Virginia, on Saturday night is the sniper's 12th victim.
Police believe the 9 mm pistol found in the gutter is the weapon that fired the spent 9 mm shell casing they found on the sidewalk where the shooting occurred, although ballistics tests will be performed to confirm that, he said.
The story, by Christine Pelisek, focuses on 10 killings police have linked together using DNA and ballistics tests.