Gun used in Newark schoolyard slaying found on Long Island
Includes details on the horrific schoolyard slayings of last summer in which three college students were murdered and another nearly killed.
Suffolk County, N.Y., District Attorney Thomas J. Spota announced during a news conference today that the .357 Colt Trooper revolver had been seized as part of a undercover crackdown on illegal gun trafficking.
The weapon was discovered in the Bay Shore, N.Y., home of Alvaro “Lobo” DelGado, 25, on March 24, according to prosecutors. A grand jury has indicted DelGado, an alleged member of the MS-13 gang, on weapons charges. DelGado is being held on $200,000 bail.
The revolver had five rounds in its chamber when detectives operating on a search warrant found it in DelGado’s home, authorities said.
DelGado kept the gun in his dresser along with a sawed off shotgun, authorities said. The gun’s serial numbers had been shaved off, but Suffolk County forensic technicians were able to recover the identifying numbers, and they matched the ballistics of the bullets in the chamber with those used in the killings, authorities said.