A US Army pistol stolen from Fort Bragg was reportedly used in four separate New York shootings before police recovered the weapon and the military was even aware it was gone- just one of nearly 2,000 stolen in the 2010s.
AP revealed the worrying news on Tuesday after an investigation into at least 1,900 US military weapons that had been “lost or stolen” in the past decade- with some ending up on the streets.
Though it’s not clear when exactly the 9mm Beretta M9 was stolen, it was used in several shootings in Albany, New York in both 2017 and 2018 before being recovered by law enforcement in June 2018.
According to AP, the army “didn’t even realize someone had stolen the gun” as the official inventory claimed the weapon was under lock and key at Fort Bragg. How the pistol got from Fort Bragg, North Carolina to Albany, New York 600 miles (almost 1,000km) away is currently a mystery and one which AP says the military and Pentagon “are not eager for the public to know the answer.” Read more…