The First 48 - Season 7

The First 48 Season 7

Season 7 : Episode 1

Inked in Blood

Premiere Date: Jan 10 2008 TV14

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.

Season 7 : Episode 2

Double Time

Premiere Date: Jan 17 2008 TV14

In Miami, Detective Ervens Ford is called to a shooting in a Little Haiti caf . Witnesses say it was a robbery gone bad. But just as Ford and his team close in on their suspects, the team gets assigned to a second homicide investigation. It's a race against the clock for the team to solve both cases.

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Season 7 : Episode 3

Dead Sleep/Tag Team

Premiere Date: Jan 24 2008 TV14 L

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.

Season 7 : Episode 4

Unnecessary Roughness/Stolen Life

Premiere Date: Jan 31 2008 TV14

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.

Season 7 : Episode 5

Burden of Proof/Backfire

Premiere Date: Feb 07 2008 TV14

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.

Season 7 : Episode 6

American Dream / Easter Sunday

Premiere Date: Mar 06 2008 TV14

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.

Season 7 : Episode 7

Better Days/Wildflower

Premiere Date: Mar 13 2008 TV14

In Memphis, Sgt. Caroline Mason takes on the murder case of a 78-year-old man shot outside his home. The outraged community quickly helps apprehends 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.

Season 7 : Episode 8

Last Ride/Trailer Trap

Premiere Date: Mar 20 2008 TV14

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.

Season 7 : Episode 9

Lured In/Disaster

Premiere Date: Mar 27 2008 TV14 L

In Miami, Detective Carlos Castellanos is working the homicide case of a man found dead in a motel bathroom, the victim of an apparent robbery. With little evidence to go on, Castellanos must track down the victim's missing belongings in the hopes that what the killer stole will lead to his capture. In Memphis, Sergeant Caroline Mason is investigating the homicide of a man shot on a quiet residential street in the middle of the afternoon. A witness comes forward who says she saw a man from the neighborhood running from the scene. Mason needs to find the suspect before he becomes a victim of retaliation.

Season 7 : Episode 10

Dropped Call/Derailed

Premiere Date: Apr 03 2008 TV14

In Tucson, a young man is found shot to death on the street. Detectives Bill Hanson and Mike Carroll follow two clues that could lead to a suspect -- a dropped cell phone and a pawnshop slip tucked in the victim's pocket. In Memphis, Sergeant Debo Carson investigates the brutal murder of a woman whose body was found dumped on the railroad tracks. The case takes a dramatic turn when a tip comes in about a man who may know details about the murder that were never released to the media.

Season 7 : Episode 11

Shell Shocked/Cradle to Grave

Premiere Date: Apr 10 2008 TV14

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.

Season 7 : Episode 12

Ashes and Snow

Premiere Date: May 15 2008 TV14

In Minneapolis, just days before Christmas, Sgt. Rick Zimmerman and Sgt. Tammy Diedrich are called to the murder of a young woman, found strangled in a partially burned car. As they fight against the clock and a snowstorm, the team soon realizes that the killer may be closer than they think.

Season 7 : Episode 13

Deal Breaker/Gunplay

Premiere Date: May 22 2008 TV14

In Memphis, Sgt. Bart Ragland must find out who shot and robbed a family man. In Tucson, Detective Bill Hanson hunts two suspects who allegedly gunned down a local high school student as he and his friends walked home from the mall.

Season 7 : Episode 14

Frenzy/Hard Truth

Premiere Date: May 29 2008 TV14

In Miami, Sgt. Louis Melancon and Det. Carlos Castellanos investigate the murder of two men savagely gunned down in the middle of a residential street. Detectives learn that a roommate of the two victim's is missing. Now they need to track him down to find out what he knows about the murders. And in Cincinnati, Det. Hilbert and his team search for the suspect in a shooting that left one man dead and another wounded. Detectives hope the wounded man will be able to identify their shooter.

Season 7 : Episode 15

Last Fare

Premiere Date: Jul 01 2008 TV14

In Tucson, Detectives Jennifer Whitfield and Mike Carroll are called to investigate the robbery/homicide of 27-year-old cab driver and father-to-be Timothy Royce. In what appears to be a brutal and random crime with no leads, the case takes a turn when detectives get a surprise tip to the whereabouts of their suspects. Now they must hunt them down before they flee the country.

Season 7 : Episode 16

Last Night Out/Death Do Us Part

Premiere Date: Jul 08 2008 TV14

When a young man is gunned down outside a Cincinnati nightclub, witnesses see another young man running from the scene. Detectives Doug Lindle and Matt Thompson hope one of their witnesses can identify the shooter and help them catch a killer on the run. In Miami, a pair of one-year-old twins cry helplessly in the back of a black SUV -- their mother slumped over in the driver's seat, shot dead. Detectives Manny Castillo and Carlos Castellanos pursue every mysterious lead, hoping to find one that will identify their shooter.

Season 7 : Episode 17

Lester Street

Premiere Date: Jul 15 2008 TV14

In Memphis, Lt. Toney Armstrong and his team respond to Memphis's worst mass murder in more than 15 years, where they find four adults and two children dead. Armstrong's entire team is called to action as they scramble for leads, while the local media follows their every move. When investigators learn that the killings may have been committed by a "Blackout" squad--a gang-ordered directive to wipe out an entire family--they need to find the killers before they strike again.

Season 7 : Episode 18

Bail Out/Seeing Red

Premiere Date: Jul 22 2008 TV14

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.

Season 7 : Episode 19

Blackout

Premiere Date: Jul 22 2008 TV14

In Dallas, Det. Robert Arredondo and his team investigate the murder of a 22-year-old man tied up and shot along with two of his friends during a robbery. Armed with only the street names of his two suspects, Arredondo must identify them and track them down in a manhunt that takes them across the country.

Season 7 : Episode 20

The Last Yard/Root of All Evil

Premiere Date: Jul 29 2008 TV14

In Memphis Sgt. Eric Freeman and the homicide team investigate the high-profile murder of a University of Memphis college football player found shot in his car near the university campus. Investigators must determine if the victim's long-standing feud with a fellow student resulted in a deadly vendetta. In Tucson, Detectives Jennifer Whitfield and Mike Carroll investigate the double murder of a married couple shot in their home. Detectives cross state borders in search of two potential suspects, an exotic dancer and a drug dealer who mysteriously fled town the day after the double homicide.

Season 7 : Episode 21

Moving Out/Among Thieves

Premiere Date: Aug 05 2008 TV14

In Memphis, Sgt. Debo Carson and her team investigate the murder of a man shot dead outside of his house. The case takes a turn when a man investigators believe to be a witness becomes a suspect. In Dallas, a carjacking spree leaves one man dead. With only a general description of the getaway vehicle, a silver Infinity, Sgt. Larry Lewis and his team must pull out all the stops to track down the killers.

Season 7 : Episode 22

Unwelcome Guest/Wrecked

Premiere Date: Aug 19 2008 TV14

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.

Season 7 : Episode 23

Collateral/Driven to Kill

Premiere Date: Aug 26 2008 TV14

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.

Season 7 : Episode 24

In Cold Blood/Red Handed

Premiere Date: Sep 02 2008 TV14

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.

Season 7 : Episode 25

River's Edge

Premiere Date: Sep 09 2008 TV14

In Minneapolis, Sergeants Bruce Folkens and Chris Karakostas work against the clock to solve the murder of an unknown homeless man, bludgeoned to death on the edge of the Mississippi Riverbank.

Season 7 : Episode 26

Snapped/Fallen Angel

Premiere Date: Sep 16 2008 TV14

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.

Season 7 : Episode 27

Smoke/Touch of Evil

Premiere Date: Sep 23 2008 TV14

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.

Season 7 : Episode 28

After the First 48: Murder on the Interstate/At Close Range Update

Premiere Date: Oct 07 2008 TV14

Now that some of our strongest cases have been adjudicated, we can take viewers inside the powerful and dramatic events that unfolded after the arrest, up to and including the conviction.

Season 7 : Episode 29

After the First 48: Fool for Love/Crash

Premiere Date: Oct 14 2008 TV14

Now that some of our strongest cases have been adjudicated, we can take viewers inside the powerful and dramatic events that unfolded after the arrest, up to and including the conviction.

Season 7 : Episode 30

Coma/Disappeared

Premiere Date: Dec 09 2008 TV14

In Dallas, two teenaged boys are shot outside a nightclub--one is critically wounded, the other is left in a coma. As Det. Eddie Ibarra puts the pieces of the case together, he is temporarily pulled away to assist in the search of woman who has been missing for six days.

Season 7 : Episode 31

Obstruction/Flight Risk

Premiere Date: Jan 15 2009 TV14

In Cincinnati, Det. Terry McGuffey and his team head to an apartment complex to investigate the shooting death of a 28-year old from Detroit. A witness comes forward to retrieve an item left at the crime scene, but insists she doesn't know anything about the murder. Detectives must determine if she knows more than she is telling. And in Dallas, Det. Phil Harding and his team respond to murder of a young mother of two, shot and left on the side of the road. When a tip comes in that the suspect is headed for Mexico, Dallas detectives enlist the help of the Travis County SWAT team and race to the border to catch the alleged killer before he flees the country.