Motor City Murders
Washington is in a coffee house when his phone rings, non-"Baby Love". It's Fitch, and he starts telling the rookie how he lost control in the interview while he's walking around with his own cup of joe looking for half and half. He lectures him on the importance of asking for help. He hangs up and then informs Washington matter of factly that they are in a former porno shop.
Mahajan gets the finger print from the bullet casing; it belongs to James Burke. Longford realizes this is the same James Burke in the pharmacy double... interesting. Guess he's not in prison. The duo call Washington, who informs Fitch that Burke was sprung from lockup the day before on parole. Mason starts reading the department of corrections the riot act, and is disgusted that their answer is a 25 hour clerical backup. Sanchez walks in with news that James Burke's parole officer is the latest homicide victim. Seems like someone has been very busy since he's been free. Mason tells the dept. of corrections person that they are responsible for this murder.
All the cops sit with a board mapping out all the crimes and try and figure out his next move and motives. He was a non-violent offender, so what made him snap? Fitch thinks this was all carefully planned, since the timeline is so exact. Mason sends Longford and Mahajan to the parole office. Sanchez is tasked with making sure every Detroit PD officer knows that he is the most wanted criminal in the city right now.
Lots of fast cut scenes of investigating, before we get our next bit of information from Washington. He tells Fitch that the now-dead parole officer testified at the child custody hearing, in which Shannon got full custody of their kids. The murder might be the revenge. Mahajan calls Fitch to tell him they found a family picture at the parole officer crime scene. The back of the picture says "together forever." Foreboding. Fitch tells Mason that Burke's trying to get his family back, with an elaborate murder suicide plot. The kids are in serious danger.
Mrs. Burke took off early this morning, according to a neighbor, but she advises Fitch to ask Alvin for info since he helped her pack. Fitch is too far away, so he gets Mahajan to see if he can find Alvin. There's no sign of him at the crime scene, but there's blood and it looks like Alvin was taken against his will, and very recently. Outside there's a very angry man who is upset because some guy ran a red light, and then started shooting at him when he had the nerve to complain. Lucky that he had quick reflexes, the divorce lawyer dude was far too slow. The description of the perp? White and crazy. Awesome. The wife provides some more useful details, like that the car was a beige neon (ugly!) and that only one of the guys in the vehicle was white and crazy. Just the one wielding the gun, apparently.