ShotSpotter led Memphis police officers to a deadly shooting where a man was shot in the face inside a car outside a house after the shots rang out. While officers were on the scene, they spotted the suspect’s vehicle in the surveillance video at a convenience store across the street.
In Chicago, shootings are down 20% through the end of summer and homicides have fallen 16%. That means 101 fewer people were shot this year than last.
Officers have recovered 47 firearms and saved at least two lives in the past year.
Rochester PD credits ShotSpotter for enabling a faster response to gunfire and saving lives. “This is a key tool that allows first responders to get there, both police and EMS and the fire department — all first responders to get to a scene quicker.” said Lieutenant Greg Bello.
According to the Mobile Police Department, within the first few hours of ShotSpotter going live, the system detected a single gunshot, and within a couple minutes, the shooter was located and arrested.
Officers patrolling in the area heard the gunfire, and then used ShotSpotter to pinpoint where the shooting happened. They found a 30-year-old man with multiple gunshot wounds when they arrived at the scene.
Police arrived on the scene about three minutes after the alert, Cpl. Ryan Droege said. A handgun was found, officers located two people, and an individual was charged with felony unlawful possession of a firearm. Droege said they received no calls about this incident.
In a community meeting in Durham, NC, ShotSpotter President/CEO Ralph Clark answered q’s and discussed benefits of the company’s technology, from faster response times for collecting forensic evidence to treating serious wounds.
ShotSpotter technology allows Detroit police to respond to gunfire sooner than ever. From March 25th to June 27th in the 8th precinct, ShotSpotter had led to 11 arrests, 33 guns recovered, and 131 incidents where officers collected casings.
SureView integrates ShotSpotter technology into their intelligence-based flagship technologies, improving the ability of security operations centers (SOC) to effectively manage real-time responses to gunshots.