New Orleans, LA. 10:30 p.m. A call comes in that a man has been shot and the suspect is fleeing on foot.
Police and EMS rush to the scene, but the man is already dead.
Veteran detective Jeffrey Vappie followed in his father's and uncle’s footsteps by joining New Orleans PD 17 years ago. He has been with homicide since 2010.
Officers on the scene tell Detective Vappie and Sgt. Bruce Glaudi that the victim was shot in front of his house.
The team finds several shell casings by the victim’s body.
Detective Vappie heads out to canvass the neighborhood to see if anyone saw what happened.
Down the street, Det. Vappie finds a house that was struck by a bullet when the shooting happened. He hopes the owner might have seen the suspect fleeing.
Det. Vappie heads back to the scene to speak with the victim’s family to see if they can provide a lead regarding who the shooter might be.
Before leaving the scene, Det. Vappie receives a call from the victim’s estranged wife who wants to come in to give him a statement about what she knows.
Five hours in at HQ, Det. Vappie waits to see what the victim’s wife has to say.
Det. Vappie waits to see what the gunshot residue test will tell him about the victim's wife.
The next day, Det. Vappie hits the streets to look for a friend of his person of interest to see what they know about the victim’s death.
Five months into the investigation, Det. Vappie decides to take a position with the 3rd District and prepares to leave the Homicide Unit.
Detective Timothy Bender will take over the investigation. He hopes a witness will come forward with more information about the case.
Eight months into the investigation, Det. Bender heads out to try to track down his suspect.
In nearby Jefferson Parish, a tip has come in saying Det. Bender’s suspect may have been located.
Detective Bender heads to Jefferson Parish’s homicide unit to see if his suspect will tell their side of the story.
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