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 cold-blooded shooting of a man outside his apartment is caught on video, but detectives must work through the night to identify his masked attacker.
When three people are gunned down in a quiet neighborhood, Gwinnette County police struggle to find a connection between the victims.
In Tulsa, a young father is shot several times in his driveway after putting his one-year-old daughter to sleep. Detective Jason White hopes a pill bottle found on the scene will help lead to the killer.
In Tulsa, three people are executed in their ransacked home, and the woman who found them may hold the key to finding the killer.
In Mobile, a father of four is gunned down in a strip club when a chance encounter turns deadly.
When a hard-working construction worker is brutally murdered on payday, Tulsa detectives chase an unlikely suspect: the victim's best friend.
When a 15-year-old boy is murdered after getting in over his head, detectives hope a Snapchat message can lead them to his killer.
When a love triangle turns deadly, a killer enlists an unusual murder weapon.
In Tulsa, a friendly gathering takes a fatal turn when three people are shot and a teenager is killed; in Mobile, a plan to settle a dispute backfires when a man is gunned down at a family member's house.
In Gwinnett County, two brothers are murdered in their sleep; detectives suspect they were betrayed by someone they knew.