ITHACA, N.Y. -- After the man responsible for shooting an Ithaca Police officer is behind bars, prosecutors are turning their attention to the gun used in the crime.
The weapon was never recovered at the scene where Jamel Booker shot and injured officer Anthony Augustine. According to a criminal complaint filed by the FBI, about two months later the .38 caliber revolver turned up in a couch that was being repossessed from Booker's girlfriend's home.
The FBI said the gun was originally stolen from a Tioga, Pennsylvania home. The owner's daughter allegedly went with a friend to Elmira and sold it for $75 and a half a gram of cocaine.
Those two women, Cierra Bennett and Danielle Wilson are now facing federal charges of transporting of a stolen firearm in interstate or foreign commerce and possession of a stolen firearm.
Jamel Booker was sentenced in June to 25 years in prison.