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Jun. 03, 2004
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The First 48

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. 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 Season 12 (2011-2012)

12x01 12 12x01 Snake Eyes/No Way Out
In Birmingham, AL, an innocent man is shot and killed in crossfire from a shoot out that erupted at a friendly dice game. Detective Jerry Williams and his team must first locate the ...
Jun. 16, 2011
12x02 12 12x02 Brother’s Bread/Into the Woods
Detective Kristen Downs responds to the murder of a man shot to death while answering his door. Before he died, he told his fiance who did it, but his declaration leaves more questions ...
Jun. 30, 2011
12x03 12 12x03 Stolen Lives/Family Bonds
Miami detective, Fabio Sanchez and the homicide team investigate the murder of a man stabbed in the street. After piecing together the victims last moments, they realize they may have ...
Jul. 07, 2011
12x04 12 12x04 Burning Rage / Falling Soldiers
Birmingham Detective Warren Cotton investigates the murder of three family members, including a 12-year-old girl, who were stabbed to death in their home and then burned. In Miami, ...
Jul. 14, 2011
12x05 12 12x05 Last Words/Nowhere to Hide
In Birmingham, a 49-year-old man is beaten and shot in the middle of a housing complex in broad daylight. In a community where no one wants to be seen as "snitching," finding someone ...
Aug. 18, 2011
12x06 12 12x06 Hit List/Hand in Hand
In Miami, lead detective TC Cepero investigates the murder of a 20-year-old male, gunned down in the middle of the street in broad daylight. With surveillance video of the suspect and ...
Aug. 25, 2011
12x07 12 12x07 No Return/Dangerous Game
In Harris County, a family man is shot down in his driveway. With no motive or witnesses lead investigator Deputy Juan Viramontes hopes a clue found on the victim's car can lead to ...
Sep. 01, 2011
12x08 12 12x08 Love Her Madly/Off Track
In Miami, the Homicide Unit responds to a scene to find the 911 caller covered in blood and a 35-year-old woman brutally stabbed. And in DeKalb County, Det. Joe Renaud and his team ...
Sep. 08, 2011
12x09 12 12x09 Blood Alley/Bad Deal
In a quiet suburb, an unidentified man is found dead in an alley-- the victim of a hit and run. On the scene, detectives find a piece of the car that ran over the victim. With information ...
Oct. 13, 2011
12x10 12 12x10 The Chase/One Shot
In Harris County, Deputy Abraham Alanis is working the homicide of a 69-year-old Navy veteran. When Alanis' first big break, surveillance video of the potential perpetrator, fails to ...
Oct. 20, 2011
12x11 12 12x11 Caught in the Middle
Two men are found beaten and shot behind an abandoned house. As Detective T.C. Cepero digs deeper into the case, he unearths more than one reason why the men could have been killed ...
Oct. 27, 2011
12x12 12 12x12 Pointless / Set Up
In Birmingham, Detective Chris Anderson investigates the gruesome murder of a woman who is shot to death and then set on fire. Anderson hunts down his suspects, but it's the victim's ...
Dec. 08, 2011
12x13 12 12x13 Love Kills/Justified
In Miami, Detectives Anthony Reyes and Manny Castillo investigate a man shot dead on a residential street. The case takes a turn when they learn that the house he was found in front ...
Dec. 15, 2011
12x14 12 12x14 Ultimate Price
A good Samaritan is shot dead while intervening in a robbery. Detective T.C. Cepero is forced to resort to a needle-in-a-haystack search for the getaway car and for the homeless woman ...
Jan. 05, 2012
12x15 12 12x15 Hot Lot/Blind Faith
In Birmingham, Lead Det. Henry Lucas and the Birmingham Homicide Team are trying to solve the mystery of how a young man ended up shot in the back in the middle of a scrap yard. With ...
Jan. 19, 2012
12x16 12 12x16 Missing
In Harris County, Deputy Mario Quintanilla and his team are investigating the mysterious disappearance and possible murder of a 20-year-old single mother. After days of searching and ...
Mar. 08, 2012
12x17 12 12x17 Deadly Encounter/Car Trouble
In Miami, the homicide Unit's Team five works the murder of a hard working janitor, brutally stabbed to death in his own apartment. With no witnesses, they must rely on clues gathered ...
Mar. 15, 2012
12x18 12 12x18 Down in Overtown/Breaking Point
In Miami, a young father is gunned down after a night of gambling. Detective Emiliano Tamayo has to figure out who would have killed him over twenty dollars. Then in Dallas, a child's ...
Mar. 22, 2012
12x19 12 12x19 Tiny Dancers/Right Hand Man
A keyboardist for a local church is gunned down in his home. Detective Lynn Shuler uncovers a web of lies that ultimately puts him on the path of the killers; rookie Detective Mario ...
Mar. 29, 2012
12x20 12 12x20 Under One Roof/Off Target
A grandfather is robbed and murdered in his bedroom. Detective Scott Sayers has to figure out who would have bludgeoned him to death for a 26" TV; Detective Fignole Lubin investigates ...
Apr. 05, 2012
12x21 12 12x21 Bad Attitude/Collateral Damage
In Dallas, Detective Brian Tabor investigates the brutal stabbing of a man found in a vacant apartment. Now, detectives need a woman who may have lured him to his death, to come clean. ...
Apr. 12, 2012
12x22 12 12x22 Cold Light of Day
Detectives Mike Smith and Walley Everett investigate the murder of a 23-year-old mother of three found burned in the backyard of an abandoned house. The brutality of the murder leaves ...
Apr. 19, 2012
12x23 12 12x23 Far from Home/Object of Desire
An out-of-state truck driver is found shot to death in the cab of his truck. Detectives working the case trace the victim's missing cell phone hoping it will lead them to the shooter; ...
Apr. 26, 2012
12x24 12 12x24 Unarmed/Bad Feeling
An unarmed man is gunned down in the parking lot of a popular bar. Detectives hope the victim's friend can identify the shooter; Detective Dan Lundberg investigates the murder of a ...
May. 03, 2012
12x25 12 12x25 Brutal Business
Detective Dwayne Thompson and his team investigate the brutal double murder of two friends shot to death and burned beyond recognition in the trunk of a car in an apparent cover-up. ...
May. 10, 2012
12x26 12 12x26 A Simple Plan/The Rip-Off
A woman is murdered in front of her daughter during a home invasion in Harris County, Texas; a Dallas teen runs into serious trouble while trying to sell a gun.
Jun. 07, 2012
12x27 12 12x27 Less Than Zero/Friends for Life
An unarmed Miami man is shot in the back; three friends in Cleveland leave a party, but one of the group ends up dead.
Jun. 14, 2012
12x28 12 12x28 House of Pain/Into the Night
When a friendly house party turns into a double murder, the only female homicide detective in Cleveland has to piece together what went wrong. In Harris County, a hardworking father ...
Jun. 28, 2012
12x29 12 12x29 Mobbed/Night Shift
Deputy Dennis Wolfford responds to the murder of a 20-year old convenience store clerk killed by a gunman wearing a mask; Detective Jody Jacobs investigates the homicide of a man beaten ...
Jun. 28, 2012
12x30 12 12x30 Shattered
A well-loved man is discovered in his apartment on a bed of broken glass. With only fragments of clues, the homicide team zeroes in on a suspect, but nothing is what it seems.
Jul. 12, 2012
12x31 12 12x31 Massacre in Little Haiti/Exposed
Miami detectives hope that survivors of a shooting outside a corner store can identify the culprits; a Cleveland man is found strangled in his apartment, and police search for his friend ...
Jul. 19, 2012
12x32 12 12x32 Deadly Ride/Wrong Place, Wrong Time
Detectives embark on a four-state manhunt to find the killer of a Cleveland driver; Miami police need citizens to loosen their lips and help them solve a murder.
Aug. 16, 2012
12x33 12 12x33 Father and Son/Dangerous Attraction
A Miami homicide team investigates the shooting death of a kindly father; a Dallas man is fatally shot in his sleep.
Aug. 30, 2012
12x34 12 12x34 Murder in Pleasant Grove
In Dallas, a dismembered body is found burned in an open field. With no leads on the victim s identity, detectives turn to the public for help in solving this baffling case.
Sep. 06, 2012
12x35 12 12x35 Innocent Bystander/Partners in Crime
Surveillance video of a fatal stabbing at a Texas strip mall leaves a policeman with more questions than answers; a Dallas man is shot to death in his living room.
Sep. 13, 2012
12x36 12 12x36 Blood Red/Deadly Moves
Two Dallas men on their way to visit family are gunned down; a police detective searches for a burglar who strangled a Cleveland preacher.
Sep. 20, 2012
12x37 12 12x37 Blood on the Streets
Miami homicide detectives investigating a triple shooting on a crowded bus learn the violence was the result of an escalating street war.
Oct. 04, 2012
12x38 12 12x38 Schoolgirls / Out of the Shadows
In Dallas, a fight among school girls turns into a deadly home invasion. Then, an attempted car jacking in Cleveland leaves an innocent man shot dead.
Oct. 11, 2012
12x39 12 12x39 Fatal Call
Dallas homicide detectives call upon the community for help when a man is shot to death in an apartment complex.
Nov. 15, 2012
12x40 12 12x40 Killer Debt/House of Rage
In Miami, a man is gunned down on a quiet city sidewalk. A mysterious car leads detectives on the trail of a suspect with a violent past. Then in Cleveland, a young mother of five is ...
Nov. 29, 2012
12x41 12 12x41 Nightmare in Greedy Grove/Good Man Down
A drive-by shooting in Dallas leads to the death of an innocent bystander; a young Cleveland father is killed as he attempts to break up a fight.
Dec. 06, 2012
12x42 12 12x42 The House Next Door/The Showdown
A Miami man is stabbed to death and dumped in an empty lot; a young father is the victim of a turf war.
Dec. 13, 2012
12x43 12 12x43 Strapped/The Killer Next Door
A teen is killed in Miami; two college students are robbed and shot while walking their dog in Cleveland.
Dec. 20, 2012
 12 TV Special: Ultimate Price
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Jan. 05, 2012
 12 TV Special: After the First 48: Devil Inside/Flight Risk
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Sep. 27, 2012

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