Debut: A reality series following homicide detectives during the critical first hours following a murder. The opener observes Miami detectives as they investigate two murders involving shootings at close range.
In the first case, OVERKILL, Miami homicide sergeant Joe Schillaci and his team of investigators are dispatched to a brutal case of overkill. A young man has just been gunned down in broad daylight on a crowded street. He's been shot numerous times to the head, not far from a busy apartment complex filled with children. It's in a part of town where drug dealers and thugs rule the streets. Detectives have just 48 hours to find a witness willing to talk before threats and intimidation take hold of the neighborhood.
In the second case, LEFT FOR DEAD, an unidentified man has been found shot and brutally beaten in an empty parking lot. When he dies in the hospital hours later, a cigar-chomping veteran detective Manny De La Torriente and his rookie partner Jose Rodriguez must act quickly to unravel the mystery. But with an unidentified victim and no physical evidence, investigators have their work cut out for them.
Two murder cases in Kansas: detectives investigate the murder of a woman in a cul-de-sac and a man shot and dumped in a park.
In Kansas City, detectives investigate a shooting death and must convince a son to give up his father; and investigate a murder in an area known for its drug problems.
Philadelphia detectives investigate the discovery of a body burned beyond recognition and a murder with no leads.
Detectives pursue a serial killer terrorizing residents of a Miami housing project who are too frightened to offer information to help the police.
In the opening episode, investigators in Miami attempt to solve two brutal shootings committed at point-blank range.
In the first case, GANGS OF LITTLE HAVANA, the team finds a young man lying dead on the sidewalk in Little Havana near an area noted for gangland violence. From the outset the murder appears to be the latest tragedy in the turf war between two gangs. At first the investigating team is hampered by a wall of silence from a frightened community. But hour by hour the full story of what happened begins to emerge.
In the second case, EXECUTION IN COCONUT GROVE, it appears that a convenience store owner in Coconut Grove had invited someone she knew into her home and was then shot twice in the head. The detectives quickly discover that the victim also sold jewelry, and a ransacked room suggests that the murder could be the result of a robbery gone wrong. Or is that what the murderer hoped the detectives would think? With no obvious suspects, a major forensic operation gets underway with the house examined inch by inch for fingerprints in the hope of putting a name and a face on the killer.
In Dallas, a motorist discovers a man's body alongside the highway— with his genitals on fire. The investigation propels detectives on an odyssey through a rowdy world of Texas prostitutes and drugs.
And when a hard working Mexican migrant supporting his young family is found dead in a parking lot, detectives can't find a motive. As their investigation deepens, they must navigate a complex web of family ties and loyalties to identify the killer ... and catch him before he flees the country.
Detectives Sallie Dillian and Cliff Jewell investigate a female skeleton found in the desert. Along with forensic anthropologist Laura Fulginiti they work to determine who the mystery woman is. At first, they don't even know if she was murdered. But they use the scattered forensic and physical evidence to determine her identity and crack the case.
18-year-old Kenny Smith is shot in the head as a party of hundreds of high school students is breaking up. Because he is not expected to survive, homicide detectives Sandy Rodriguez and Tom Kulesa are called to the scene. Witnesses describe the shooter as a black male in a ski mask. In an intriguing development, there is a report of another non-fatal shooting that took place nearby, where the victim also described the shooter as a black male in a ski mask. Rodriguez and Kulesa must determine if the two events are related, who would have been after Kenny Smith, and why.
In the first case, AT DEATH'S DOOR, Miami homicide detective Mayree Morin and her team of investigators are on their way to work on a sunny morning when they are called to a brutal murder scene. A man, shot at least a dozen times assassination-style, straddles a doorway in one of Miami's roughest areas. No one in the vicinity saw anything, but detectives quickly learn that an ongoing war over drug turf has recently paralyzed the neighborhood. With just hours to work with, Morin's team must move fast to land a suspect before the killer slips away.
In the second case, WRONG SIDE OF THE TRACKS, the son of a celebrated neurosurgeon is discovered near dawn, shot to death along the railroad tracks in Miami's desolate Overtown neighborhood. The investigation leads straight-talking veteran detective Ervens Ford and his wise-ass rookie partner Kevin Ruggiero down a shady path of halfway houses, strip clubs, and misguided wealth. The pressure is on as the detectives meticulously backtrack the victim's last steps, trying to nail down a solid lead before their trail runs cold.
STRIPPER S REVENGE: Hours after a jealous stripper vows revenge, her two-timing boyfriend is shot and killed. But the girlfriend is not the shooter, and it's up to Detective Tom Kulesa of the Phoenix police department to unravel the mystery.
DEAD ON ARRIVAL: When a young father is dragged screaming from his bed in the middle of the night and gunned down in his doorway, Detective Mike Polk must separate the facts from the fiction in the witnesses' stories before the killers' trail grows cold.
In Miami's Coconut Grove, Sgt. Joe Schillaci and his team try to solve a near-impossible case of four men shot while sitting in their car. The shooting left an innocent passenger dead... but the three survivors refuse to name names. And when Det. Emiliano Tamayo and his rookie partner Det. Kevin Ruggerio find a local celebrity murdered in his apartment, they realize the key to the case is the victim's cellphone missing from the scene. As they work the murder around the clock, Ruggerio learns he must make a personal sacrifice to solve the case.
In Miami, when a hard-working store worker is cut down in a hail of gunfire, a veteran Sgt. Pepi Granado and his team must turn to a silent witness--the store's video surveillance system, which caught the entire murder on tape; and in Detroit, Sgt. Jo Ann Kinney and Detective Ed Williams tackle the case of a young couple found brutally killed in their house and learn that the victims knew their killer. They must track down reluctant witnesses deep in the narcotics game...before their killer has a chance to get away.
LOCATION: KANSAS CITY, MO
In this episode of The First 48, homicide detectives are drawn into a deadly cat-and-mouse game by a cunning serial killer terrorizing Kansas City, Missouri. The game begins when Sgt. Doug Niemeier and his squad find the bodies of two women killed weeks apart stacked up in an abandoned garage. Soon the killer begins calling 911 to direct the detectives to other bodies hidden around Kansas City. As body count continues to climb, Niemeier and his squad must race against time to track down their elusive foe, before he kills again... and again.
In Miami, homicide Sgt. Joe Schillaci and his squad must solve a murder of an innocent college student during a hectic Memorial Day weekend; and Sgt. Carlos De Los Santos and his team tackle a murder of a doctor found hogtied in his house and learn that the key to the case may lie with the voodoo-like Santeria shrines found at the crime scene.
In Miami, homicide Sgt. Altarr Williams goes on an adrenaline-charged hunt for a mysterious van seen leaving the scene of a brutal murder. In Shot in the Back, Detective Emiliano Tamayo and his partners must ID a nameless victim gunned down in Little Havana; the case takes a shocking turn when they discover the victim s background.
Kansas City detectives pursue a man suspected of beating his friend to death using a cinder block.
Miami detectives investigating the murder of a strip-club owner are faced with a race against time as Hurricane Jeanne approaches.
LOCATION: SAN ANTONIO / PHOENIX
In San Antonio, TX, Detective Timm Angell and his partners find a nameless man beaten to death floating in a creek; they must race to identify the victim and find anyone who may have known him. And in Phoenix, Detective Mike Polk and his team painstakingly reconstruct the final hours of a man found dead hogtied in a hotel room; the case takes a dramatic turn when they learn the killers may have been captured by the hotel's surveillance cameras.
In Phoenix, Det. Dave Barnes must track down desperate lovers on the lam to solve a savage shotgun murder. And in San Antonio, Det. Tom Froelick and his team find a body of a woman in a wooded area and learn that she was last seen alive with a mysterious stranger.
From Dallas: a body is found along a highway; the body of a Mexican migrant worker is found in an apartment parking lot.
Soon after discovering a bullet-ridden body in Overtown section of Miami, Sgt. Joe Schillaci learns the murder may spark a bloody turf war between rival heroin dealers in the neighborhood. Schillaci realizes, to prevent further bloodshed, he must infiltrate the world of heroin dealers and get them to reveal the killer's identity. But going undercover means Schillaci must confront his own traumatic past as a street narcotics cop -- when he gunned down a man during a buy-and-bust operation gone wrong.
In Dallas, Dets. Randy Loboda and Phil Harding find two bodies, burned up, in opposite side of town on the same night. Loboda's investigation leads to a motel where they find a bloody room, the possible murder scene, while Harding learns the two victims may have been killed by the same killer.
In Miami, Sgt. Joe Schillaci finds a man's body, a victim of an apparent suicide. But his investigation takes a twist when he discovers signs of a struggle. Schillaci soon learns the man was seen with a mysterious woman only hours before his death -- but the woman has disappeared. She may be the killer -- or yet another victim.
In a case of young man shot dead in Little Haiti, Miami Detective Ervens Ford and his team learn the suspected killer is a member of a notorious gang. The team must hunt him down, before he flees the country.
And when two teenagers are brutually gunned down in the Pork-N-Beans project, Sgt. Pepi Granado and Det. Freddy Ponce learn there's a witness who saw the murders go down. To solve the case, they must get the witness to reveal what he knows.
Dallas detectives investigate the discovery of a murder victim along the highway; and the murder of a Mexican migrant worker.
In his final case as a homicide investigator, Sgt. Joe Schillaci teams up with Dets. Mayree Morin and Olga Rome to solve a baffling murder of a man found murdered in his bed.
Schillaci and his team soon learn the killer may be a worker for a traveling carnival. They must enter into a murky and dangerous world of
A brutal stabbing in Little Havana has Detective Carlos Castellanos following a trail of bloody footprints the killer left as he fled the scene. It will take bloodhounds and a frantic pace to track down the killer in this whodunit. And Detective Tony Miguelez has a mystery on his hands. A young man is found gunned down in a parking lot. There's a trail of blood at the scene that indicates a second victim. Who is he and what does he know? Miguelez needs to find the answers to those questions to solve this case.
In Memphis, Sgts. Tony Mullins and Doreen Shelton get caught in the rumor mill and must separate truth from lies as they struggle to identify the two men who robbed and killed a neighborhood drug dealer.
And in Miami, when a daughter discovers her mother's body, Detectives Tamayo and Ruggeiro search for the elusive killer and learn that sometimes the harshest punishment happens outside the law.
In Miami, FL, homicide detective Fernando Bosch is faced with what appears to be the murder of an innocent tourist from Ohio. But the discovery of thousands of counterfeit dollars under the victim's bed leads him to believe the phony bills may have cost him
When a homeless man is brutally stabbed defending a local restaurant owner, Sgt. Eunice Cooper, Det. Ervens Ford and Detective Emiliano Tamayo must track the hero's killer before he disappears into the underbelly of Miami's homeless community.
LOCATION: LAS VEGAS
In Las Vegas, NV, Detectives Mike Wallace and Mark McNett are called out on a nightmare of a case: a beautiful young woman was assaulted and murdered in her own apartment. With nothing but the physical evidence, they've got to find out if the killer is a total stranger or someone she knows.
And In Miami, FL, Detectives Rolly Garcia and Orlando Silva must track down an enormous handgun that was used to gun a man down on a residential sidewalk; the .50 caliber Desert Eagle is such a rare weapon that the Miami crime lab has never handled a case with one before.
In Miami, when a young father-to-be is gunned down in broad daylight, Sgt. Eunice Cooper and Detective Ervens Ford are sure they know who did it. But when their primary suspect claims he was at home when the shooting occurred - and has the record from his GPS ankle bracelet to prove it - they must work against the odds to catch their killer.
In Phoenix, Detectives Steve Orona and Jeremy Rosenthal respond to a call of a foul odor coming from an apartment. When they arrive at the scene their worst fears are realized. The body of a woman, wrapped in a blanket, is decomposing on the floor of the bathroom. The detectives are now in a race against time to try and find the killer. They chase their suspect to Mexico, hoping to find him before he disappears.
Memphis police investigate a shooting and robbery at a convenience store; Miami cops probe two crimes that are a few blocks apart to see if they are connected.
In Miami, Sgt. Mo Velazquez and Detective Freddy Ponce discover an
unidentified victim in the back seat of a torched rental car. The
investigation takes a bizarre turn, as detectives uncover a kidnapping
and robbery plot involving a crew of drug dealers. They must find
everyone involved - before they all disappear.
Memphis Sergeants respond to an unusual scene, a dead man hunched over a swing set. Working with clues found on the crime scene, Sergeants piece together information and locate potential witnesses. The case takes an unexpected turn when they are able to locate and crack an uncooperative witness.
In Miami, Detective Fernando Bosch investigates a murder that takes him across state lines. On a desperate search to find the killer of a man who died in Miami, their leads take them to a potential suspect who has reportedly fled to Atlanta. What the detectives find out when they get there surprises them all.
In Phoenix, a man is found dead on the side of the road, and detectives investigate; and Miami detectives investigate the murder of a man found dead in front of a bar.
In Memphis, Tennessee, Sgt. Tony Mullins and his team are investigating the death of an unidentified man found naked on a porch. A trail of blood leads to a house where they find the crime scene and two women, who insist they saw nothing. Now, it is the job of the detectives to get the women to talk.
In Phoenix, Arizona, rookie Detective Jason Schecterle is on his first case as a lead detective: the murder of Edwardo Beltran, gunnned down outside an auto body shop. The victim made a phone call just minutes before he was killed, possibly to the man who rear ended his car the day before. Jason has a hunch that the owner of that cell phone number is his killer, it is his job to find out.
The deaths of three young people are investigated to determine if suicide or foul play was involved; and a man is found dead on a lawn.
In Miami, a man is found stabbed to death in his home, and the case may be drug related.
A convenience-store shooting in Memphis that left a man dead is investigated; and Miami detectives probe a murder in an affluent area.
A man is found murdered outside of his apartment in Miami; and Memphis detectives investigate a triple shooting that left two men dead and a third in critical condition.
Miami detectives deal with the double murder of a husband and wife; and a missing-person case in Memphis is investigated.
In Memphis, a killer barricades himself in an apartment; Dallas detectives respond when a decomposed body is found, and it's learned that the victim was murdered.
In Miami, an elderly man is found stabbed to death in his home; and, in Memphis, a young man is murdered outside of a liquor store.
Dallas detectives investigate when a body is found in a burned car; Memphis police probe a home invasion that resulted in a man's death.
In Miami, a woman's body is discovered near a high-rise; in Dallas, two burned bodies are discovered.
In Miami, a woman is shot and killed at a convenience store, but the surveillance footage indicates that a man was the intended victim, and detectives try to find him to save his life; the murder of a man shot in the middle of the day is investigated.
In Dallas, a decomposed body is found and an investigation gets under way; Memphis detectives search for the killer or killers who dumped a body in a field.
A drive-by shooting in Memphis leads to a search for two brothers suspected of committing the crime; and Dallas detectives investigate the murder of a man who was shot to death in a van.
A search in Memphis for the person who murdered a well-loved "Candy Lady." Also: Miami detectives hunt for the killer of a 17-year old.
A pool hustler is found dead in a motel room in Memphis; a Dallas woman is found stabbed, beaten and burned, and her niece and her mother are missing.
Memphis detectives search for the shooter in a gunfight that left two men dead and another man injured; and Kansas City detectives search for the person who shot a 2-year-old child.
In Miami, a homeless man is beaten to death; in Kansas, an elderly woman is stabbed to death in her kitchen.
In Memphis, detectives search for a man suspected of killing a gas-station clerk; and a Miami detective investigates the murder of a 9-year-old girl.
A tourist who's in Miami for his son's 17th birthday is murdered; and a shooting at a high-school dance leaves one teen dead and another one in critical condition.
In Dallas, a woman is killed during a robbery; and in Detroit, a mother and her infant are murdered.
A young man is murdered in Kansas City, Mo., and the victim's cell phone may lead the detectives to the killer; in Memphis, a woman is killed in the neighborhood where the investigating detective grew up.
A woman is shot to death in Dallas; in Miami, an elderly man is beaten to death outside of his home.
Memphis detectives investigate the murder of a man who was shot in his parked car; and a Phoenix detective probes the shooting death of a young man found in the parking lot of a bar.
Detroit detectives investigate a double shooting. Also: a murder in Dallas in which the victim was shot numerous times and the body dumped in a park.
A truck fire in Memphis turns out to be a double murder, and there are many suspects to be pursued; in Kansas City, a woman is found dead in the street, but there are few clues to her killer.
A woman is stabbed in Memphis and left for dead in the street; and an elderly man in Dallas is murdered in his dental clinic.
Miami detectives investigate the case of a woman who was raped and murdered in a vacant lot; a Dallas robbery-murder case hangs on the ability of a wounded survivor to identify the attackers.
Dallas detectives believe a man was killed in a case of mistaken identity, and they try to find the intended target before it's too late; a rookie detective in Miami tackles a triple homicide.
A Miami detective investigates a double homicide that left a third victim clinging to life; a Dallas detective tries to solve a case involving a charred body in a burning car.
In Memphis, a sergeant investigates a murder in her old neighborhood; a detective in Detroit tracks a notorious gang responsible for a homicide.
A man is shot in Memphis, and a girl is the only witness to the crime; the murder of a homeless man in Miami is linked to a gang.
A gang-related shooting leaves two people dead in Dallas; in Kansas City, a man is found dead in his pickup truck clutching money and drugs.
A former airline executive is murdered in his car in Miami.
In Dallas, a body is found rolled in a carpet and dumped on the side of the road; and a 66-year-old Cuban man is shot to death in Miami.
A man is gunned down in Miami in broad daylight; in Cincinnati, a man is murdered outside of his apartment.
A Dallas detective searches for a killer who shot a woman in the lobby of her workplace. The detective is given crucial evidence when video surveillance reveals the killer's face.
A Cincinnati teen watching a street fight is killed by a stray bullet; in Dallas, a victim is shot and left behind a vacant house.
A recent high-school graduate is shot in Miami; and Cincinnati detectives search for a man they believe took revenge on a childhood friend.
In Cincinnati, a 58-year-old man is found dead in a hallway, and detectives learn that he was murdered the day before his birthday.
In Dallas, a man is found floating in a creek with his throat slashed; in Memphis, a 19-year-old man is gunned down in the street.
Cincinnati detectives investigate the murder of a teen who was shot in the head while sleeping; and, in Kansas City, detectives search for a killer who shot a man over a dice game.
In Miami, the decomposing body of a 14-year-old boy is found in a dumpster; in Dallas, the body of a Honduran immigrant who was stabbed to death is found in an alley.
In Detroit, a young man is found shot to death in a yard; and Miami detectives investigate the murder of a young man shot in broad daylight.
A man is shot in Dallas while trying to protect a friend; in Detroit, a basketball game turns violent and someone is fatally shot.
In Miami, a man is found stabbed to death behind a church and the investigation uncovers a mystery regarding the victim.
A man is found shot to death in his car in Miami; and Memphis detectives investigate the murder of a man who was killed in his backyard.
A 19-year-old woman is killed in Miami and detectives believe the murder is drug related; and a Missouri man dies in a gun battle.
In Miami, a 17-year-old boy is beaten to death and his body dumped in the backseat of his car; in Dallas, a young man is shot dead in a parking lot.
Memphis detectives search for a murder suspect who may have left the state; a Dallas detective investigates a fatal shooting in a motel parking lot.
Investigations include the strangulation death in Cincinnati and
the case of a murdered 65 year old man in Miami.
Memphis detectives search for a missing couple; and Miami detectives investigate the murder of a young man who was shot behind a barbershop.
Miami detectives hunt for the killer of a 17-year-old. Also: A murder in Dallas in which the victim was shot numerous times, with the body then dumped in a park.
[Memphis] In Memphis, Sergeant Connie Justice investigates the murder of a 32-year-old tattoo artist shot to death during a robbery. The victim's husband, who survived the robbery, only knows the suspects' nicknames. Armed with stencils of tattoos the customers received before the robbery, Justice must identify and track down the multiple suspects.
[Miami] A shooting at the Little Haiti cafe in Miami, sends Det. Ervens Ford in to investigate. Some say it appeared to be a robbery that went bad. But the team gets called to a second homicide just as they close in on their suspects. Now they must race against time to solve both crimes.
[Cincinnati, Memphis] Cincinnati Homicide Detective Kurt Ballman investigates a brutal beating death in the close-knit East End neighborhood. In Memphis, Lieutenant Toney Armstrong and Sergeant Mason use surveillance footage to track down the killer of local teenager.
[Cincinnati, Dallas] In Cincinnati, Ohio a children's Peace Bowl football tournament is interrupted by gunfire, leaving a teenager dead. With no leads, Detectives Greg Gehring and Kurt Ballman hope a witness will come forward to lead them to a suspect. And in Dallas, Texas Detectives Robert Quirk and PE Jones must find who robbed and shot a popular high school basketball coach.
[Detroit, Cincinnati] In Detroit, Lead Detective Lance Sullivan investigates the murder of a woman shot in her home. Police catch their suspect driving the victim's car, but don't have enough to charge him. Now Sullivan must race to collect evidence for a murder warrant before his suspect can post bail. And in Cincinnati, a young man is found shot dead in a parking lot after he and a friend tried to rob a street vendor. Detective Colin Vaughn and his team identify the suspect, but still need to find the second robber to close the case.
[Memphis,Detroit] In Memphis, a man who fled the war in Bosnia is found shot dead in his truck. A surveillance video could lead Sgt. Joe Stark and his team to their suspects. In Detroit, a young father striving to escape life on the street turns up dead in the back of a car. Tips from his family could lead Sgt. Constance Slappey to the killer.
[Memphis,Dallas] In Memphis, Sgt. Terry Max lead a murder case of a 78-year-old man shot outside his home. The fuming community quickly assist to apprehend the two young suspects, but getting them to talk proves more difficult. In Dallas, Det. Bob Ermatinger investigates the difficult case of a woman found shot to death while collecting wildflowers. Each new lead just deepens the mystery.
[Dallas,Memphis] In Dallas, homicide Detectives Rick Duggan and Ken Penrod investigate the shooting of young man left in the trunk of an abandoned car. In Memphis Sergeants Terry Max and Caroline Mason work the murder of a man brutally murdered in a trailer park.
A Miami man is found inside a motel bathroom dead, and detectives investigate the shooting death of a man in the middle of the afternoon on a residential street.
Detectives Bill Hanson and Mike Carroll search for a suspect in the shooting death of a young Tuscon man. A dropped cell phone and pawnshop ticket just may be the clues they are looking for. Then, in Memphis Sergeant Debo Carson investigates a body of a woman which is found dumped on a railroad tracks. A clue is discovered when a man calls in a tip on the case which includes details about the case which were never revealed in the media.
[Memphis,Miami] In Memphis, Sergeants Mundy Quinn and Kevin Lundy set up a sting to catch the victim's killer. And in Miami, Detective Manny Castillo and Sgt. Juan Herrera are called to a brazen execution in the middle of a bustling neighborhood in Coconut Grove.
A murdered woman found strangled in a burned car has the Minneapolis police investigating.
A man is shot during a robbery in Memphis. Then, a high school student is gunned down as he walks home from the mall in Tuscon, AZ.
The investigation of two men who were gunned down in Miami is featured. Also, detectives in Cincinnati search for a murderer who shot one man to death and then wounded a second.
The Tuscon investigators must work fast after learning the suspects of the murder of a cab driver have plans on fleeing the country.
A young man is seen running from a shooting of another man outside of a Cincinnati nightclub. Detectives hope their only witness will assist in catching the fleeing shooter. In Miami, a mother is found slumped over the wheel of her SUV shot dead, as a pair of one year old twins are left crying in the back seat. Detectives investigate their few leads in hopes of catching the killer.
Detectives investigate a grisly murder in Memphis in which four adults and two children where left dead. Making things worse is that the press is swarming all over this case due to its magnitude of the crime.
[Cincinnati,Dallas] In Cincinnati, Detectives Keith Witherell and Bill Hilbert attempt to crack the code of silence surrounding the death of a 28-year-old man gunned down on Main Street. In Dallas, Detectives Mark Ahearn and Robert Quirk work quickly to solve the murder of an aspiring social worker who risked her life by reaching out to help a two-time convicted killer.
[Dallas,Cincinnati] In Dallas, Detectives Scott Sayers and Ken Penrod are investigating a home invasion that left a young man dead. Is their suspect just a young suburban mom, or a criminal mastermind? And in Cincinnati, a brutal stabbing ends the life of a hard-working grandfather. After interviewing a series of family members, Det. Jenny Luke finds out that her suspect may be closer than she initially thought.
Detectives in Dallas investigate the murder of a 22 year old man after he was fatally shot during a robbery.
An investigation ensues when a University of Memphis college football player if found shot near the campus inside his car. The deadly crime may have been caused by a long standing feud with a fellow student. Then, in Tuscon, AZ. detectives investigate a murdered couple who were found inside their own home. Their search takes them over the state line for a pair of suspects, an exotic dancer and a drug dealer who disappeared from the town the day following the homicides.
Detectives investigate the shooting death of a Memphis man outside of his own home. Then, a Dallas man is murdered during a carjacking spree.
[Memphis,Minneapolis] In Memphis, Sgt. Connie Justice investigates the homicide of a man found bludgeoned to death in his apartment. With no witnesses to the crime, Justice must rely on the physical evidence from the victim's apartment to track down her suspect. And in Minneapolis, Sergeants Nancy Dunlap and John Holthusen investigate the murder of a young man shot on the street after a car accident. As they close in on their suspect, they piece together how a late night car crash turned into a shooting.
[Detroit,Dallas] In Detroit, Sgt. Gary Diaz and Officer Kelly Mullins investigate a triple shooting that left a young mother and her friend dead. The third victim, a critically injured 18-year-old girl, is the only one who can tell them what happened. And in Dallas, a man is intentionally run down and killed by someone in a car. Detective John Palmer tracks down two potential suspects, but must figure out which one was driving.
[Tucson,Cincinnati] In Tucson, a grandfather is shot after answering a knock at his front door. The suspect's getaway car crashes a few blocks from the crime scene and the suspect flees. Det. Bill Hanson and his team hope that clues from the car will lead them to the alleged killers. And in Cincinnati, an elderly man is found strangled to death in his bedroom. Det. Jennifer Mitsch and her team hunt for a strange man who was seen knocking on neighbors' doors just before the murder.
A homeless Minneapolis man proves to be a tough caswe when the unknown man is found on the banks of the Mississippi Riverbank bludgeoned to death.
[Cincinnati,Dallas] In Cincinnati, Detectives Jenny Luke and Terry McGuffey investigate the murder of a 56-year-old man brutally beaten to death in the stairwell of his apartment building. Luke tracks down two teenage suspects and is surprised to learn what triggered the deadly fight. In Dallas, Detective Eddie Ibarra and the homicide unit investigate the murder of a 28-year-old singer found shot in his car in a drug deal gone bad. Detectives discover the victim had a troubled past in Mexico that may have caught up with him.
[Dallas,Minneapolis] In Dallas, a man is found dead in a vacant lot. With no leads, witnesses or motive, lead Det. Rick Duggan and his team must put the pieces of the case together to find their killer. And in Minneapolis, Sgt. Gerhard Wehr and Sgt. Jerry Wallerich are working one of the most brutal crimes of their careers--the violent stabbings of a mother and her 10-year-old son.
An investigation in Dallas of two teen boys who were shot outside a nightclub. Then, a look into the case of a woman who disappeared without a clue.
Past cases are updated, including the one where a Miami housing project is terrorized by a serial killer.
An update of the past cases in Texas, includes an unidentified woman's murder, and a man who was found floating face down in a river after being beaten to death.
An apartment covered in blood has a Dallas detective thinking murder as he tries to solve a missing person case.
In Dallas, a detective investigates a young man's murder who was shot in the backseat of a friends car. Also, the death of a homeless Minnesota man after enduring a beating.
An idling car in Dallas has two gunned down murder victims inside. Next, an elderly man is found stabbed to death inside his Miami home.
Detectives in Cincinnati investigate when a man from Detroit is found dead by a gunshot. Then, the investigation of a young mother who was murdered and left on the side of the road in Dallas.
The detectives of Tuscon investigate the death of a man who was shot down behind an apartment complex. Then, a birthday party in Dallas ends when a teen girl is struck by a stray bullet.
The detectives in Dallas investigate the killing of a 54 year old man who was gunned down in front of his family. Then, a gunfight in Cincinnati leaves a 23 year old man dead.
A woman's body is found laying in a Tuscon underpass naked. Then, a Birmingham teen is found shot inside his apartment complex.
The body of an apparent robbery victim is found near his car in Birmingham, and the shooting of a family man is investigated by Louisville detectives.
A Sudanese man from Louisville who fled genocide in Darfur is found shot dead while at work at a clothing store. The store's video surveillance system didn't identify the suspects, so Det. Rick Arnold must hit the streets to find any leads in the case. Next in Birmingham, a young man is found murdered in his home. His girlfriend was also shot multiple times and is clinging to life. But she is able to name two potential shooters. Investigators must determine whether these two suspects are indeed the killers.
The detectives investigating the murder of a Rastafarian must use unusual tactics when start blaming each other.
A look inside some of the most powerful cases and dramatic events after the arrest, up to and including the trial and conviction.
Update on past cases include detectives in Minnesota investigate the murder of a woman found in a burned car having been strangled. Also, a young man was found shot dead on his lawn in Detroit.
A man in Miami who was celebrating his 46th birthday was found dead on a residential sidewalk. The homicide team's initial lead failed to pan out, causing them to make a public plea for help, which sends them to New York City to find their suspect.
Det. William Brown must enter the silent world of the hearing impaired after a deaf father of three is found stabbed to death in his own doorway. As he closes in on the potential suspects, he receives shocking information which may link the suspects with another unsolved murder. And in Miami, a young man is shot on the sidewalk at close range during a lively street party. Det. Frank Sanchez must seek a witness who can point him towards a suspect.
A 45-year-old man is found gunned down in the snow in Louisville. Det. Rick Arnold and his team find a key witness, but she will be forced to make a choice between her own freedom and the friendship of the suspect.
A detective in Birmingham, investigates the shooting of a motorcycle club president who was run off the road and then shot in the head. Next, in Louisville, a detective examines the evidence to catch the killer of a mother of seven who was strangled to death inside he apartment.
Birmingham Detectives Chris Anderson and his homicide team investigate when a young woman is shot to death in a park during the middle of the day. But first they'll need to find out the name of their victim before searching for the suspect and the disturbing motive behind the murder. Then in Minnesota, Sergeants Chris Thomsen and Scott Larson investigate the murder of a young man in front of a strip club who had been beaten and then shot. With the use of a surveillance video the pair rush to find their suspect before anyone else is hurt.
When motorists in Birmingham discover a decomposing body on the side of the interstate, what was a missing person's case suddenly turns into a homicide investigation. Det. Jerry Williams finds out that in this case it's a tortuous route to the truth, as he searches for the friend who filed the missing person's report.
A parking lot in Louisville is the scene for a shooting death of a 21-year old father. The detectives have video from a surveillance camera and a license plate number from a fleeing car to work with.
A rookie detective attempts to sort out a love triangle gone bad in Louisville. Then in Dallas, a detective a his team must piece together what went on inside a car which left the driver dead and a second victim critically injured.
A pair of homicides in Miami are investigated, including a man who was shot down in broad daylight; also, a man on a bicycle shoots a 27-year old.
Det. Marcel Walker investigates the murder of a 28-year-old man shot in his home in Birmingham. A woman mysteriously flees after calling 911 from inside the victim's home. After the detectives finally discover who the woman is, she reveals the identity of the possible shooter, whose testimony reveals a shocking twist. Then, Sgt. Ervens Ford and Det. Fabio Sanchez of Miami, race the clock to identify the suspect who stabbed to death a homeless man in the park. The case takes a dramatic twist when a tip reveals the last man seen alive with the victim was his one-legged friend. The detectives need to find out if the victim's friend is innocent or if he committed the ultimate act of betrayal.
A young man is shot to death in the middle of the street in broad daylight; a teenager's body is found in the passenger seat of his car.
A barrage of bullets from a machine gun leaves two young boys injured and a teenager dead; detectives resort to old-fashioned detective work to solve the case.
A man is killed while being robbed; the mother of two is shot in the back outside her car.
An update on a past case in Memphis involving the murder of four adults and two children.
A follow-up on a 2009 case in which a young man was gunned down in Louisville.
An update on a past case involving a murder during a robbery in Memphis.
An update on a past case involving a Louisville teen who was killed and two boys who were injured by machine-gun fire.
An update on a past case involving the shooting death of a man whose body is found near Lake Mead in Nevada.
In Miami, ten days before Christmas, a young corrections officer is shot dead with her two-year-old son while sleeping in their bed. Det. Kevin Ruggiero and Sgt. Ervens Ford take the case personally--not only do they consider the victim 24-year-old Ciara Lee as "on our team", but the death of her baby boy hits them emotionally. In this intense manhunt the detectives uncover the intended target, the motive, and the suspected killers, making an arrest two days before Christmas. But a surprise twist at the end leaves them frustrated and determined.
In Birmingham, a 49-year-old man is beaten and shot in the middle of a housing complex in broad daylight. In a community where no one wants to be seen as "snitching," finding someone to come forward with information will be Detective Chris Anderson's biggest challenge. Then, in DeKalb County, lead detective Chris Franklin investigates the murder of an 18-year-old male, gunned down in an apartment complex. The case takes a turn when Franklin learns the killer's intended target was actually the victim's friend.
A man is shot to death in his driveway in Harris County, Texas; and a Miami man is shot to death in his front yard.
A man is shot to death in his driveway in Harris County, Texas; and a Miami man is shot to death in his front yard.
A man is found dead in an alley in a Birmingham suburb; and a 24-year-old man is shot to death in his apartment in DeKalb County, Ga.
In Harris County, Deputy Abraham Alanis is working the homicide of a 69-year-old Navy veteran. When Alanis' first big break, surveillance video of the potential perpetrator, fails to show the suspect's face, investigators take a closer at the footage and notice something big--a small detail in the video, could be a huge break for the case. And in Birmingham, Det. Marcel Walker responds to the city's first homicide since a deadly tornado ravaged the city. Walker needs to determine whether two people seen fleeing the crime scene moments after the shooting are witnesses to the heinous act or responsible for it.
Two men are murdered in an abandoned house in Miami.
In Birmingham, Detective Chris Anderson investigates the gruesome murder of a woman who is shot to death and then set on fire. Anderson hunts down his suspects, but it's the victim's family that reveals a final, disturbing twist in the case. In DeKalb County, Detective Joe Renaud is working the homicide of a father of four, gunned down outside an apartment complex on the east side of town. Without little to go on, Renaud and his team must put the pieces of this puzzle together to track down the killer.
A man is shot to death in Miami; and a gunfight in Birmingham leaves one man dead.
An update on a past case involving the murder of a man whose body was left in a field.
A man is arrested for killing a 15-year-old girl with a stray bullet.
In 2008 Mohamed Abdelrahman, a Darfurian immigrant, was shot and killed in his store during a robbery in Louisville. Det. Rick Arnold charged three suspects with his murder. When one defendant turns on the other two, the trial becomes every man for himself. Mohamed's widow, Sumaya Harun watches and worries that the jury will let her husband's alleged killers go free.
In Memphis, a 79-year-old man, beloved in his neighborhood, is shot dead. When the young man accused of the killing comes to trial, his defense attorney argues an unusual defense to get his client off. Will the jury buy it? Also in Memphis, a young female tattoo artist is killed in her shop. The alleged shooter faces the death penalty. As evidence mounts against him, his attorney wonders whether he can save his young client.
An update on a 2009 case in which the killing of a Louisville man was argued to be an act of self-defense.
In Miami, Detective Freddie Ponce arrests a man who tortured and killed his childhood friend. The case is strong--until an unexpected event in the first days of trial puts the whole thing in jeopardy. In Birmingham, a young mother is killed in front of her children. The killer is a young woman with no criminal history. Will this unlikely defendant win the jury's sympathy--and a verdict of self-defense?
Updates on past cases include the killing of a Memphis man during a 2007 street fight and the stabbing death of a woman in Louisville.
An update on the case of a Louisville celebrity who was killed during a drug deal.
Updated cases include a motorcycle-club president who was run off the road and shot in the head; and a man who was found dead on a lawn.
A 15-year-old is murdered by another teenager during a robbery in Harris County, Texas; an innocent bystander is killed trying to break up a fight in Memphis.
In Miami, Florida, 25-year-old Pedro Roteta is stabbed in the middle of the street and left to die. Despite video of the murder and a confession the defense attempts to get immunity based on the controversial "Stand Your Ground" law. Will a judge let the suspect walk out of court a free man? And in Dallas Texas, a man is stabbed to death in an alley and the sole suspect disappears over the Mexican border. Then, after four years on the run, the alleged killed is finally arrested and claims self defense. Will a jury buy his story?
Updated cases include a woman whose naked body was found under a highway overpass in Tucson; and a woman who was shot to death by her cousin's boyfriend in Dallas.
After an unidentified man's stabbed body is found in a vacant Dallas, Texas apartment, two suspects both admit to setting up the man for robbery--and blame each other for the murder. Will the prosecutor succeed in determining who indeed is the actual killer? And will justice be served with an appropriate prison sentence for both defendants, or will one get off easily?
Past cases are updated, including those of two Louisville men who were found dead in parking lots.
An update on the case of a father who was shot to death inside his Texas home during a robbery.
After a 17-year-old girl is found with a bullet through the back of her head in the woods of Katy, Texas, a young man comes forward who claims to be an eyewitness. Investigators are shocked by the unusual deal he s made with the DA. Is the eyewitness telling the truth -- or is he involved in the murder? And will the prosecution convince the jury that the defendant is the real killer?
An update on the case of an unidentified man who was murdered in Louisville.
An update on the case of a husband and wife who were shot to death in Miami.
A person is killed in Miami while trying to stop a robbery.
A deadly shooting occurs in a Birmingham scrap yard; a woman is killed in a motel room in DeKalb County, Ga.
A janitor is stabbed to death in Miami; a Birmingham pedestrian is killed after fixing a car for his friend.
In Miami, a young father is gunned down after a night of gambling. Detective Emiliano Tamayo has to figure out who would have killed him over twenty dollars. Then in Dallas, a child's birthday party turns deadly. The investigation becomes even more urgent when Detective Leo Gonzalez discovers the killer may be on the way to Mexico.
In DeKalb County, a keyboardist for a local church is gunned down in his home. Detective Lynn Shuler uncovers a web of lies that ultimately puts him on the path of the killers. Then, in Miami, rookie Detective Mario Gonzalez responds to a call about a man found shot dead in an abandoned car. Just as the case is about to run cold, a witness comes forward that shatters the case wide open.
In Dallas, a grandfather is robbed and murdered in his bedroom. Det. Scott Sayers has to figure out who would have bludgeoned him to death for a 26-inch TV. Then, Miami Det. Fignole Lubin investigates a drive-by in Overtown that left an innocent young woman dead. Police find a car riddled with bullets, but was its driver the shooter or another victim?
In Dallas, Detective Brian Tabor investigates the brutal stabbing of a man found in a vacant apartment. Now, detectives need a woman who may have lured him to his death, to come clean. Then in Birmingham, a wild gunfight leaves an innocent young man dead. Detective Jody Jacobs is on the hunt for two shooters and needs to determine who fired the first shot.
In Cleveland, Detectives Mike Smith and Walley Everett investigate the murder of a 23 year-old mother of three found burned in the backyard of an abandoned house. The brutality of the murder leaves a community outraged as detectives search for the killer. And just when the case is about to hit a dead end, a witness comes forward who may shatter the case wide open.
In Dekalb County Georgia, an out of state truck driver is found shot to death in the cab of his truck. Detectives working the case trace the victim's missing cell phone hoping it will lead them to the shooter. And in Harris County, TX, investigators work the case of an exotic dancer found murdered in her house. The need to find out if the killer could be someone she knew and trusted.
A man is gunned down in the parking lot of a Miami bar; a woman is found bludgeoned to death in her Dallas apartment.
Dallas Detective Dwayne Thompson and the homicide team investigate the brutal double murders of two friends shot and burned beyond recognition in the trunk of a car. Will detectives be able to catch the killers before they strike again?
Footage of alleged criminals doing foolish things during commissions of crimes, with comments from journalists and law-enforcement personnel.
A man is shot in the back in Miami; tragedy strikes three best friends on their way home from a party in Cleveland.
A double murder occurs during a house party in Cleveland; a father falls victim to a robbery in Harris County, Texas.
An update on the case of an immigrant from Darfur who was shot and killed in his Louisville store during a robbery.
Miami detectives hope that survivors of a shooting outside a corner store can identify the culprits; a Cleveland man is found strangled in his apartment, and police search for his friend and a motive.
A Cleveland man is shot while driving his car; a man is gunned down in broad daylight in Miami.
In Miami, a beloved father is gunned down outside his apartment, leaving his son and the Homicide team wondering who would want him dead. Then, in Dallas, a man is shot dead in his sleep, but when the homicide team learns the suspect could be his girlfriend they uncover a murderous past.
In Dallas, a dismembered body is found burned in an open field. With no leads on the victim s identity, detectives turn to the public for help in solving this baffling case.
In Harris County, Texas, a man is stabbed at a strip mall in the middle of the night. Sgt. Craig Clopton finds surveillance video of the murder, but it leaves him with more questions than answers. Then in Dallas, a young man is shot dead in his living room. It appears to be a burglary, until Det. Brian Tabor uncovers a more treacherous motive.
Two men are shot in Dallas; a preacher is found strangled to death in his Cleveland home.
A triple shooting occurs on a bus in Miami.
A fatal home invasion occurs in Dallas; a Cleveland man is shot to death during an attempted carjacking.
When a Dallas man is found shot to death in an apartment complex, the homicide team must rely on the eyes of the community to help solve the case before the killer slips through their fingers.
In Miami, a man is gunned down on a quiet city sidewalk. A mysterious car leads detectives on the trail of a suspect with a violent past. Then in Cleveland, a young mother of five is found shot in her apartment. With no witnesses, detectives turn to her outraged community for help.
An innocent bystander is killed in a Dallas shooting; a man is murdered while trying to break up a fight in Cleveland.
In Miami, a man found stabbed to death and dumped in an empty lot turns into a standoff with the house next door. Then in Harris County, a young father shot down in a turf war sends cops on the hunt for a killer caught on video.
In Miami, club night turns deadly for an unarmed teenager. Detectives need devastated friends and family to help lead them to the killer. In Cleveland, two college students are robbed and shot while walking their dog. One of them dies, the other lives to tell the tale.
A 14-year-old Cleveland girl is shot to death at her birthday party.
Source: Crime And Investigation Network
A young couple are murdered in Dallas; a Cleveland man is shot to death in his backyard.
A young father is carjacked and murdered outside his home in Harris County, Texas; a musician is shot to death in Miami.
A Dallas man is shot to death in his car.
A Cleveland father is stabbed to death.
A young Dallas father is shot in the back; a clerk is killed during a robbery in Cleveland.
A Dallas man is gunned down while trying to protect his friends.
Two teenage brothers are gunned down in Miami.
Source: Crime And Investigation Network
A young woman is shot to death in Dallas; a Cleveland father is shot while trying to break up a fight.
A Cleveland man is shot to death in an empty courtyard; a 72-year-old grandmother is murdered inside her Dallas home.
In Cleveland, when a teenager is shot down in the street, detectives discover his best friends may have something to do with the murder. In Harris County, a young woman set on fire clings to life as deputies race to find who left her for dead.
In Cleveland a man is gunned down defending his home on New Year's Eve. With no eyewitnesses, Det. Melvin Smith must rely on DNA evidence to track down the killers. And in Broward County, Florida, when an elderly man is found dead in his apartment, Det. John Curcio's hunt for the suspects leads to a surprising discovery.
Source: Crime And Investigation Network
Two men are gunned down in Miami.
A young mother is gunned down in Cleveland; a man is shot at a birthday party in Broward County, Fla.
A migrant worker is robbed and beaten to death in Broward County, Florida; a Cleveland man is shot in broad daylight at a car wash.
An elderly woman is beaten and strangled in her Dallas home; a 16-year-old girl is shot in Cleveland.
In Cleveland, a young mother walking alone to work is viscously murdered and dumped in an abandoned house. As the community reels in shock at the horrific crime, Detectives Nate Sowa and Ray Diaz make a surprising discovery about the killer.
In Cleveland, an innocent man is gunned down in a gang war and Detectives race to find his killers before any more blood is shed. Then, in Dallas, a father is murdered close to home and detectives need his neighbors to give them a lead.
A father is shot in the back in Cleveland; an elderly man is stabbed to death in his Dallas home.
A suburban man is found shot to death in Rochester.
Violent carjackers are sought in Dallas; an argument turns deadly in Cleveland.
A man is found bound and burned in a Dallas creek bed.
Homicide detectives in a new city--New Orleans. First, a young man is executed, and detectives have nothing to go on, not even the victim's name. But the key to finding his killer may be right in front of them. Then, while walking home from work, a beloved young woman is gunned down in the street, leaving a community devastated and detectives on a mission to find her killers.
A bullied teen is gunned down outside a Cleveland library.
A young father is ambushed at a gas station in Dallas; a Miami rapper is gunned down.
Kansas City detectives search for a serial killer.
A Dallas man is shot dead by a car thief; a young man is robbed and murdered outside a party in Cleveland.
In New Orleans, Detective Maggie Darling is on the hunt for the killers who gunned down a recent high school graduate. Then in Dallas, Detective Steve David races to identify a woman found shot and dumped on the side of the highway before the killer's trail goes cold.
A father is robbed and shot in Cleveland; a New Orleans man is gunned down in broad daylight.
Police in Cleveland look for the gunmen who shot and killed a store clerk.
The show takes a look at the case of a mother who was murdered in a vacant lot in the city of New Orleans.
In Cleveland, a man is fund in a dark alley, shot multiple times and left for dead. Detectives Ray Diaz and Kathy Cruz put their lives on the line to untangle a web of lies and bring he killer to justice.
Source: Investigation Discovery
In Cleveland, after a beloved neighbor is murdered in his own home, Detective Art Echols is on the hunt for a killer who may be closer then he thinks. Then in Dallas, after a robbery that left one man dead and another severely wounded, Detective Steve David needs to track down two killers before they strike again.
In Dallas, a young father is shot dead outside a bar and the killer is caught on video. But can Detectives find someone to ID him?
Source: Investigation Discovery
Some Dallas detectives find nearly $1 million in the home of a man who was shot outside his house whilst a couple of violent suspects are tracked.
A man is arrested after a dispute with his ex-boyfriend.
A man is found strangled to death in his car. The detectives working on the case, soon discover a secret relationship that may hold the key to who the killer is.
When a man is shot in front of his family in their home shortly before Christmas, detectives investigate drug dealers.
Source: A&E TV
A New Orleans man is shot in front of his grandmother's home, and police detectives believe a woman close to the victim may have arranged the crime.
Source: A&E TV
A man is killed during a gunfight in Kansas City, Mo.; a missing diamond ring may be the key to solving the stabbing death of a young mother.
Source: A&E TV
Detectives investigate the murder of a man who received a call from a stranger moments before his death; a rookie detective investigates a triple homicide.
Source: A&E TV
A young man is shot down in broad daylight in Cleveland.
Several 'The First 48' detectives relive the case that has stuck with them throughout their career.