For homicide detectives, the clock starts ticking the moment they are called. Their chance of solving a case is cut in half if they don't get a lead in The First 48 hours. Each passing hour gives suspects more time to flee, witnesses more time to forget what they saw, and crucial evidence more time to be lost forever.
The First 48 follows detectives from around the US during these first critical 48 hours as they race against time to find the suspect. Gritty and fast-paced, it takes viewers behind the scenes of real-life investigations with unprecedented access to crime scenes, autopsies, forensic processing, and interrogations.
Episode 1: Last Fare
The Tuscon investigators must work fast after learning the suspects of the murder of a cab driver have plans on fleeing the country.
Episode 2: Last Night Out/Death Do Us Part
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.
Episode 3: Lester Street
Detectives investigate a grisly murder in Memphis in which four adults and two children were left dead. Making things worse is that the press is swarming all over this case due to its magnitude of the crime.
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