The First 48 Season 9

Season 9 : Episode 1

Last Wish

Premiere Date: Jun 16 2009 TV14

In Miami, after a celebrating his 46th birthday with family, a man is found dead on a residential sidewalk. The investigation, supervised by Sgt. Johnny Herrera, uncovers a tangled plot of false leads and secret lives--the victim's past proves as puzzling as his death. After initial leads become futile, the homicide team makes a public plea and gets a shocking lead, sending them on a hunt to catch a potential killer on the run to New York.

Season 9 : Episode 2

Signs of Violence/Live By the Gun

Premiere Date: Jun 23 2009 TV14

When a deaf father of three is stabbed to death in his doorway, Det. William Brown must enter the silent world of the hearing-impaired. As he closes in on the potential killers, he gets shocking information that may link his suspects to an earlier unsolved murder. And in Miami, a lively street party turns deadly when a young man is shot on the sidewalk at close range. Det. Frank Sanchez must hit the streets to find a witness who can lead them to the killer.

Season 9 : Episode 3

Cold as Ice

Premiere Date: Jun 23 2009 TV14

In Louisville, a 45-year-old man is found gunned down in the snow. Det. Rick Arnold and his team track down a key witness who is forced to chose between her friendship with the suspect and her own freedom.

Season 9 : Episode 4

Road Hazard/Cold

Premiere Date: Jun 30 2009 TV14

In Birmingham, Det. Chris Anderson works to unravel the mystery of a motorcycle club president shot in the head after being run off the road. And Louisville Det. Corey Cadwell races against the clock to catch the killer of a mother of seven, strangled to death in her apartment.

Season 9 : Episode 5

In Broad Daylight/Fight Club

Premiere Date: Jul 07 2009 TV14

In Birmingham, Detective Chris Anderson and the homicide team investigate the brutal murder of a young woman shot to death in a park in the middle of the day. Detectives must first discover the identity of the victim before they can track down their suspect and learn the disturbing motive behind her murder. In Minneapolis, Sergeants Chris Thomsen and Scott Larson investigate the murder of a young man beaten and shot during a gunfight in front of a strip club. Using surveillance video and forensic evidence, investigators race to find their murder suspect before some one else gets hurt.

Season 9 : Episode 6

After the First 48: Blackout

Premiere Date: Jul 14 2009 TV14

Dallas homicide detective Robert Arredondo was called to his first case as lead detective on in November of 2007. He arrived at the scene to find one victim, 22-year-old Brandon Brown dead from gunshot wounds. Two other young men survived, one with minor injuries, one paralyzed from the waist down. It would take Arredondo three months, but he finally tracked down his two suspects: Eric Harris in Dallas and Lorenzo Johnson in Minneapolis. Both were arrested for capital murder. Harris, considered the mastermind of the robbery/murder, was tried first--and quickly found guilty. Johnson claimed he participated in the crime under duress: he feared Harris would kill him if he didn't help or went to the police afterward. Did the jury didn't believe this defense?

Season 9 : Episode 7


Premiere Date: Jul 21 2009 TV14

In Birmingham, when motorists discover a decomposed body on the side of the interstate, a missing-person case turns into a homicide investigation. As lead Det. Jerry Williams searches for the friend who filed the missing-person report, he finds that in this case it's a tortuous route to the truth.

Season 9 : Episode 8

Caught Up

Premiere Date: Jul 28 2009 TV14

When a 21-year-old father is gunned down in a parking lot in broad daylight, Louisville Det. Keith Roberts begins investigating one of the most brazen murders he has ever seen. As he scrambles to find clues and track down witnesses, he gets two important pieces of information--the license plate number of a car that fled the scene and confirmation that the crime-scene parking lot has a surveillance camera. But will the leads pan out and direct Roberts to the killers or will it prove to be an exercise in futility?

Season 9 : Episode 9

Torn/Gun Crazy

Premiere Date: Aug 11 2009 TV14

In Louisville, rookie detective Kristen Downs is trying to untangle a love triangle that turned deadly. And in Dallas, lead detective Scott Sayers and his team must piece together what happened inside a car that left the driver dead and a second victim critically injured.

Season 9 : Episode 10

After The First 48: Ashes and Snow/Backyard Murder

Premiere Date: Aug 18 2009 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 9 : Episode 11

Johnny Black/Stranger Than Fiction

Premiere Date: Sep 01 2009 TV14

Two separate homicides hit the small Miami community of Overtown. First, Det. Orlando Benitez and Miami homicide team 6 head out to investigate the murder of a well-known man shot to death on the street in broad daylight. After reaching out to friends and family the team has a surprising suspect--a friend of the victim. Benitez needs to find out why the potential shooter turned on his friend. And then, just eight blocks away, a 27-year old is shot down by a man riding on a bike. When a witness comes forward with shocking details about the murder, Det. Orlando Silva and homicide team 2 need to determine whether they can trust her story.

Season 9 : Episode 12

Heart of Gold/Last Breath

Premiere Date: Sep 08 2009 TV14

In Louisville, a 33-year-old woman collapses in the street after being stabbed multiple times. When detectives arrive at the crime scene there's a startling discovery--they're familiar with the victim. Now, Sgt. Brian Nunn and Det. Brenda Wescott must reach out to witnesses and friends of the victim to track down her killer. And in Minneapolis, Sgts. Jerry Wallerich and Gerhard Wehr investigate the murder of a 19-year-old college student, shot down on a residential street. With little to go on, the case is at a stand still until investigators get an important piece of information--the victim spoke with his sister as he was dying. But will the victim's last words help identify his killer?

Season 9 : Episode 13

Blind Rage/Those Closest To Us

Premiere Date: Sep 15 2009 TV14

In Birmingham, Det. Marcel Walker works to unravel the mystery of a 28-year-old man shot in his home. After calling 911 from inside the victim's home, a woman suspiciously flees the scene. When detectives track her down, she finally leads detectives to the possible shooter whose testimony reveals a shocking twist. In Miami, Sgt. Ervens Ford and Det. Fabio Sanchez race against the clock to catch the killer of a homeless man found stabbed in a park. The case takes a dramatic turn when a tip reveals the victim was last seen alive with a one-legged friend. Armed with physical evidence and surveillance video, detectives need to find out if the victim's friend is innocent or if he committed the ultimate act of betrayal.

Season 9 : Episode 14

Twist of Fate

Premiere Date: Jan 14 2010 TV14

In Louisville, a community is outraged when a married couple is gunned down at home in front of their two young children. Det. Kevin Trees and the homicide team hit the streets hoping the community's strong reaction to the killing will trump the neighborhood's long-standing code of silence. Armed with expert interrogation techniques and a polygraph, Trees navigates his way through false leads and deceptive witnesses. As he works his way toward a suspect, the investigation takes a shocking turn.

Season 9 : Episode 15

Body of Evidence

Premiere Date: Jan 21 2010 TV14

When dismembered body parts are found floating in Miami's Biscayne Bay, Det. Orlando Silva and the Miami homicide team work around the clock to solve one of the most brutal murders South Florida has ever seen.

Season 9 : Episode 16

Lost Highway/Out for Murda

Premiere Date: Jan 28 2010 TV14

In Harris County, Sgt. Roger Wedgeworth investigates the gruesome murder of a homeless man found stabbed to death along Interstate 45. Without any witnesses or a motive, investigators race to find a suspect before the case goes cold. And in Louisville, Det. Scott Russ heads to a troubled housing project to investigate the murder of a young man--the prime suspect in a current double homicide case. Russ, faced with a community's unwavering policy of no snitching, must convince terrified witnesses to come forward and tell him what they know.

Season 9 : Episode 17

10 Pounds

Premiere Date: Feb 04 2010 TV14

In Birmingham, Detective Chris Anderson returns to his childhood neighborhood to investigate the murder of a man killed over ten pounds of marijuana.

Season 9 : Episode 18

Cut Down/9-1-1

Premiere Date: Feb 11 2010 TV14

In Miami, Det. Rolando Garcia is investigating the shooting death of a local homeless man, known for looking after his fellow transient friends. As the case begins to unravel and witnesses give up information, Garcia learns that the victim's commendable behavior may have instigated his death. And in Louisville, after a minor injury, a woman makes a routine call to 911--the call becomes anything but routine when gunshots ring out in the background. When the smoke clears, the caller finds her boyfriend shot and killed. With information from the girlfriend, lead detective Leigh Maroni must now track down the man last seen with the victim and determine whether he is a witness or the potential killer.

Season 9 : Episode 19

Hale Storm

Premiere Date: Apr 08 2010 TV14 L

In Louisville, a sleeping family awakens to a barrage of bullets from a machine gun, leaving two young boys injured and a teenager dead. With no eyewitnesses, Detective Mickey Cohn must resort to old-fashioned detective work to solve one of the most brazen acts of violence he has ever seen.

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