AMS Spring 2023

Roswell Police Using FARO 3D Scanner to Document Thurday’s Shooting

6K SmarTech

Share this Article

Early Thursday morning, two 911 calls were made from a home, and from the neighbors of that home, in Roswell, NM. A 34 year old man was threatening his girlfriend and her two children. When police arrived at the scene, the man charged at the woman and the children with a knife. Police tried tazing him, but that did not stop him, so they had to use lethal force. Police are not saying how many shots were fired at the suspect, or where he was faro1hit.

The next morning, investigators for the Roswell, N.M. Police Department worked with the Chaves County Sherriff’s Department and the State Police to document the scene of the shooting. What was unique about this investigation is that a FARO 3D scanner was used.

The scanner was purchased by the department only a month ago, for an estimated $86,000. The data which it can collect, however, is invaluable to prosecuters in court

“The information is tremendous when it comes to court. They will be able to show the jury: this is what we have, this is where it happened. It gives them a totally different perspective. It puts faro2them inside the scene,” said Roswell Public Information Liasion, Sabrina Morales.

Investigators have been using the scanner to scan both inside the home and outside, around the crime scene, and expect to continue to use the scanner in future crimes in the area.

The identity and the condition of the man who was shot, has not been released by authorities.  The two officers were given paid leave as the investigation continues, which occurs in all cases like this.

Discuss this story at 3DPrintboard.

Share this Article


Recent News

DMG Mori and Illinois Tech Announce Plans for National Center for Advanced Manufacturing

3D Printing News Unpeeled: Cellulose Nanocrystal PLA Bone Scaffolds, CraftBot and Zellerfeld



Categories

3D Design

3D Printed Art

3D Printed Food

3D Printed Guns


You May Also Like

The Women Trailblazing the Tiktok 3D Printing Scene, Part 1

3D printing was once only seen as a technology reserved only for professionals. It was difficult and expensive to obtain a system before desktop 3D printers began proliferating at the...

Featured

A First-Timer’s “Definitive” Guide to Surviving Formnext

Believe it or not, this year was my very first time attending the additive manufacturing (AM) industry powerhouse event known as formnext, which has been held in Germany for eight...

Desktop 3D Printer from Quantica Opens New Inkjet 3D Printing Possibilities

When we met Quantica at RAPID + TCT this year, we were so impressed with its inkjet 3D printing technology that we quickly invited Founder Ben Hartkopp onto the 3DPOD...

3D Printing Webinar and Event Roundup: October 30, 2022

We’re ramping up again in this week’s roundup, with several events taking place, including ICAM 2022, DEVELOP3D Live, ASME’s AM Medical Summit, and more. In terms of webinars, Stratasys and...