Gun Shot Residue analysis
I have a question about gun shot residue protocols.
I kneed to know the following please : In a shooting case where the
deceased has head wounds,hairs from around the wounds are collected
during the autopsy, for gunshot residue analysis. This testing is done to
help determine the range of fire between the deceased and the firearm.
My question is : must this gun shot residue testing be done in order for the
pathologist to make an accurate determination of "the range of fire " ?
And is this protocol ?
Thanks in advance.