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The First 48 season 8 episodes list:
Detectives are called to the scene at an apartment, blood covers the apartment. There is no possible way the victim survived this brutal attack. No body is found at the scene and detectives start the search for the killer...and their victim.
A young man lays dead in the backseat of his friend's car. Detectives start looking around the scene and find some mail. Could this be the clue that breaks the case? The streets of Minneapolis are 'home' to the homeless. The brutal beating death of a homeless man sets detectives on a hunt for a killer.
Two people are consumed by gun fire while they sit waiting at the gate of an apartment building. With little to go on detectives rely on the surviving witness to help them solve the case. An elderly man takes a drifter into his home, when the elderly man turns up dead...the drifter is the likely suspect. Detectives will search state to state looking for this suspect.
A young man lays dead behind an apartment building. Detectives run into problems with the victim's friends. Do they know more than what they are saying? Can the detectives convince them to talk before a killer gets away? A young girl is struck by a stray bullet from an AK-47. This senseless tragedy is made worse by few leads. Detectives will have to track down possible witness after witness to try to find this killer.
A man is gunned down in front of his wife and children. Detectives look for clues to determine if the murder has a deeper meaning or if it was a robbery gone wrong. A young man is killed in the middle of the day in the prime of his life, in a hail of gunfire. In order to track this killer the surviving victim must be located to get details of the shootout and why it happened.
An elderly woman is brutally murdered and left under a highway underpass. When satanic symbols are found by the body, police investigate and learn about a similar case. With lots of help they set out to catch a possible serial killer. Local teenage is recklessly shot and killed, the community is gripped by fear. The investigators talk to the neighbors hoping to get one of them to speak.
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.
Two brothers are suspects in the murder of 30-year-old man, in what looks like a robbery gone wrong. Detectives try to get the brothers to turn on each other to see who the killer is. A man is found gunned down in a local parking lot. The clues are few and far between. Detectives get the break they need when the run across surveillance footage.
UPDATE: Follow this case through the justice system. We have already seen the bodies discovered and the arrests made. Now we get to see the court process and the verdicts handed down.
A young man met a young lady earlier in the day on a bus. They meet up later and he is robbed and murdered, was the victim was set up or killed at random? A man is murdered at an annual football game. Talking to witnesses they determine there was tensions between the dead man and his former girlfriend and her new beau.
After a night out with friends a college students prepares to go home as he is stabbed and killed. Once on scene detectives realize the violence in the area is growing, they come across a man being attacked. Could one of these men be the killer? Three teen boys have an argument, later one of them is shot in a backyard. Detectives set out to find out if these are friends or foe.
A Sudanese man from Louisville who fled genocide in Darfur is shot to death in his clothing store, police notice surveillance cameras in the store and look to them for clues. To their horror the cameras fail to identify the suspects. A young couple is shot in their home. The man dies at the scene and the female victim clings to life. She gives detectives the names of two possible shooters, it is up the them to find these suspects and determine whether these two suspects are indeed the killers.
A truck is found burning with the body of a murdered man in the back. The fire as destroyed almost all of the evidence. The detectives start with the last known people to see the victim alive. A teenager is playing football in his front yard when gun shots ring out during a drive by, killing the teen. Witnesses are afraid to speak out; detectives must convince them to talk to catch their killer.
Detectives are after the killer of a 20-year-old gunned down on Christmas Day. Using surveillance footage detectives identify suspects that point fingers at one another.