The First 48

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Season 10 (16)

22 Seasons | 352 Episodes, 120 Unlocked

Episode 23 Night Out / One Gram
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Night Out / One Gram

Aired on Apr 07, 2011

When a fight at a Charlotte nightclub escalates to gunfire, an innocent bystander is killed in the crossfire. Detective Terry Brandon and his team are forced to pit brother against brother to solve the murder. And in Harris County, Deputy Dennis Wolfford responds to the shooting of a young man at an apartment complex. The investigation takes a turn when he realizes the key to cracking the case is in the 9-1-1 calls.

Episode 22 Bad Company
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Bad Company

Aired on Oct 06, 2005

In Las Vegas, NV, Detective Jimmy Vaccaro and his team are called out at midnight to an empty desert highway, where a man’s been shot dead in the middle of the road. From the victim’s cellphone, they quickly get a lead: just minutes before he was killed, he received a call from a friend with whom he worked at a local strip club. But when they track down the co-worker and bring him to the station, the case takes an outrageous turn that exposes the ruthless underside of business in Vegas.

 21 Beatdown / Pistol Whipped
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Beatdown / Pistol Whipped

Aired on Mar 24, 2011

In a bloody convenience store shooting, Birmingham Detective Chris Anderson needs an old surveillance system and cooperation from the victim’s mother to help solve the case. When a Miami shooting follows a brutal public attack, Det. TC Cepero and his team try to piece together the turn of events to determine if the murder was justified.

Episode 20 Southwick / Devil's Doorway
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Southwick / Devil's Doorway

Aired on Mar 17, 2011

When Louisville Detectives Mickey Cohn and Jon Lesher discover that their two murder victims have matching tattoos, they suspect the murders might be related. When they learn the victims’ missing friend might be a third victim, they race against the clock to solve the case. Meanwhile, Detective Eric Torrence responds to a scene where a man is gunned down in an apartment doorway. When the suspects come forward, they claim it was self-defense. Torrence and his team work to prove that their victim was shot in cold blood.

 19 Brother's Blood / Trapped
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Brother's Blood / Trapped

Aired on Mar 03, 2011

Two men are found shot in a motel room in Charlotte, NC. Then in Miami, Detectives TC Cepero and Fabio Sanchez respond to an apparent suicide. But an examination of the body leads them to suspect foul play.

Episode 18 Street Law / Standing Up
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Street Law / Standing Up

Aired on Feb 17, 2011

After a year with the gang unit, Detective Kevin Ruggiero returns to Miami Homicide, investigating a drive-by shooting that left two men dead. He has little to work with until he learns that one of the victims was a founder of a local gang. Then in Louisville, Detective Kristen Downs responds to the shooting of a 17-year-old boy. When she learns that his friends witnessed the shooting, she has to convince them to overcome their fear of retaliation in order to bring him justice.

Episode 17 Dying Declaration / One Last Score
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Dying Declaration / One Last Score

Aired on Feb 10, 2011

In Louisville, Det. Kristen Downs is at a dead end in her search for the killer of a wheelchair bound man, until she discovers the victim’s sons might be the key to the case. And in Charlotte, Det. Todd Burkard and his team find a man stabbed to death in his car. The case kicks into high gear when the team gets a tip that a white car was spotted fleeing the crime scene, driven by a man covered in blood.

Episode 16 Final Call / Fatal Fury
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Final Call / Fatal Fury

Aired on Feb 03, 2011

In Charlotte, rookie homicide Det. Brian Whitworth is assigned his first case when a woman is discovered on her bedroom floor, stabbed to death. Hampered by false leads and a lack of eyewitnesses, Whitworth must rely on the physical evidence to bring the killer to justice. Meanwhile, in Louisville, Det. Jon Lesher investigates the homicide of a 43-year-old father, gunned down in front of his house for telling a rowdy group of men next door to quiet down. The case comes to a standstill when an eyewitness steadfastly upholds the street’s code of silence. Lesher must use his veteran-interview techniques to break the code and get the witness to talk.

Episode 15 Terribly Wrong / Settling the Score
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Terribly Wrong / Settling the Score

Aired on Jan 27, 2011

In Charlotte, when a store clerk and father of three young children is shot in a robbery by a masked man, lead Detective David Osorio and his team interview witnesses and find that no one knows the shooter. With little to go on, Osorio must find a way to identify his suspect before he can hope to track him down. And in Miami, lead Detective Kevin Ruggiero and his team head to Overtown to investigate the murder of a young father shot in the street. When Ruggiero learns that the victim’s friends are out to retaliate, he must race to find the shooter before there’s another killing.

Episode 14 The Slip / Pure Victim
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The Slip / Pure Victim

Aired on Jan 20, 2011

In Detroit, Sgt. Ernest Wilson and his team investigate the double-homicide of two twenty-six-year-olds, shot execution-style in the basement. When investigators find a slip of paper at the crime scene, it initiates a manhunt that sends investigators to the other side of the country. And in Harris County, TX, a 79-year-old woman is shot and killed while unloading groceries from her car. As the case unravels, investigators get a startling glimpse of the killer–a teenager with a long history of violence.

Episode 13 Waterworld
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Aired on Jan 13, 2011

The Miami homicide team is investigating the murder of a man found naked, tied up, and floating in Biscayne Bay. Investigators scour the shoreline in search of clues and follow a lead into the heart of a homeless encampment known as “Waterworld.” The case takes an unexpected turn when the body of another man is found floating in the Bay three days later. At the second crime scene, detectives discover a glaring connection between the two murders and must determine if they are related.

 12 Insider / Paradise Lost / Bad Debt
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Insider / Paradise Lost / Bad Debt

Aired on Jan 06, 2011

In Charlotte, rookie Detective Norma McKee gets her first double-murder: a young couple shot in their car by a backseat passenger. Inside the vehicle, detectives find what may be a vital clue, a baseball hat that might contain the suspect’s DNA. Meanwhile, seasoned Miami detective, Emiliano Tamayo has two cases in two days. First he responds to a call reporting a foul smell, only to find a family of three found dead in their home; later that night he is called to the scene of a young man killed over a fifty-dollar bet. With four deaths in forty-eight hours, Tamayo calls on his years of experience to solve the cases.

Episode 10 Thicker Than Water
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Thicker Than Water

Aired on Dec 09, 2010

In Harris County, TX a young man is days away from testifying as a witness in an aggravated assault case when he is suddenly gunned down near his home. As Sgt. Ron Hunter and the homicide team investigates, they learn the murder may have been part of an elaborate plan to keep the victim from getting on the stand.

Episode 9 Left to Burn / Trigger Happy
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Left to Burn / Trigger Happy

Aired on Dec 02, 2010

When fire fighters in Detroit respond to a house fire and discover a 63-year-old woman stabbed and bound, Sergeant Kenny Gardner and Investigator Barbara Simon must investigate the brutal murder. With no witnesses, they have to rely on the local community to help them find her killer. In Charlotte, Detective Phil Rainwater and the homicide team are called out to a restaurant parking lot littered with shell casings, where a 20-year-old father was shot dead. Surveillance video shows their potential suspects fleeing the scene in a white SUV. If they can track down the car, they may find the shooters.

 7 Gimme Shelter / Misstep
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Gimme Shelter / Misstep

Aired on Nov 11, 2010

In Birmingham, lead Det. Mike Allison is working the murder of a man found shot in the basement stairwell of a house. And in Charlotte, lead Det. Bo McSwain and his team are trying to find the killers of a man shot behind his girlfriend’s house.

Episode 6 One of Ours
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One of Ours

Aired on Nov 04, 2010

In Miami, Det. Frank Sanchez responds to the murder of a retired Miami Police captain, shot in broad daylight at a marina on the Miami River. When initial leads run dry, Miami PD launches a massive investigation, tracking the alleged killer all the way to New Jersey.

Episode 5 Underworld
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Aired on Oct 28, 2010

In Miami, Detective Anthony Reyes and the homicide team are investigating the murder of a man found brutally beaten to death below a major interstate. Reyes must navigate through false leads and dead ends, until an eyewitness comes forward and ignites the case. When detectives discover that their eyewitness is leaving out one major detail in his story, the case is turned on its head.

Episode 4 Off the Tracks
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Off the Tracks

Aired on Oct 21, 2010

In Louisville rookie homicide detective Collin King is assigned his first case when an unidentified man is found dead near a railroad track. With no witnesses King tries to uncover a lead from the victim’s friends and family and learns that sometimes a killer may be closer than you think.

Episode 3 Winter Games
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Winter Games

Aired on Oct 14, 2010

In Detroit, Sergeant Matthew Gnatek and Officer Nancy Foster are investigating the murder of a soon-to-be father, found shot to death in a deserted field during a snowstorm. With no witnesses and potential evidence disappearing under the blanketing snow, the Crime Scene Unit works quickly with metal detectors, to uncover an item that will put Gnatek and Foster on the trail to meet three young women who each hold a piece of the homicide puzzle.

Episode 2 Marked for Death
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Marked for Death

Aired on Oct 07, 2010

In Harris County, Dep. Abraham Alanis and his team investigate the murder of a man, married with four young children, who was found robbed and shot to death outside an abandoned house. With no other leads to go on, investigators discover that their victim held a secret that could lead to his killer.

 1 Carjacked / Roll of the Dice
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Carjacked / Roll of the Dice

Aired on Sep 30, 2010

In Harris County, Deputy Russell Gonzales tracks down the killer of an unidentified man found dead in a desolate field on the side of the road. And in Miami, Detectives investigates the murder of an innocent bystander caught in a hail of gunfire.

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