“The First 48″ season 13, episode 17: “Teardrops / Almost Home” airs Friday on A&E.
In this episode, a man is shot dead by a car thief and detectives race to find the stolen vehicle before the killer gets away in Dallas. And, in Cleveland, detectives hunt for a witness to ID the shooter of a young man robbed and killed outside a party.
A summary of the show reads:
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“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 country during these first critical 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.”
“The First 48” season 13, episode 17 airs Dec. 27 at 10 p.m. EST, 9 p.m. CST on A&E.