Shots Fired

2017 • FOX
270 reviews
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Season 1 episodes (11)

1 Hour One
When an African-American cop shoots and kills an unarmed white college student, a small town in North Carolina is turned upside-down. Before the town has a chance to cope with this tragedy, the neglected murder of an African-American teen is brought to light, opening wounds that threaten to tear the community apart. As DETECTIVE ASHE AKINO and SPECIAL PROSECUTOR PRESTON TERRY set out to find the truth, they begin to grapple with the media attention, public debate and social unrest that come with such volatile cases.
2 Betrayal of Trust
When a controversial video of Deputy Beck leaks, Ashe and Preston face a new challenge to find the source and expose whether or not it was a set-up. Amidst Beck’s new scandal, the police force and the community begin to look at him differently. Meanwhile, suspicion rises around Pastor Janae after it’s revealed that she had a public run-in with Joey Campbell, before his death. Also, Ashe and Preston debate whether or not they’re ready to take on the cases of both Jesse Carr and Joey Campbell, and then discover that a witness in Joey’s murder may have gone missing.
3 Somebody's Son
Ashe and Preston focus in on reliable evidence in both investigations, sending them first to Jesse Carr’s old college campus, then on a dangerous manhunt for the only two credible witnesses in Joey Campbell’s case. The political implications of both cases begin to unfold, as Pastor Janae urges Governor Eamons to do more for the poorest communities in Gate Station, leading her to the Campbell household. Meanwhile, Eamons’ biggest competition, Penn Moder, seeks out Jesse's mother, Alicia.
4 Truth
After Cory opens up about what he witnessed the night of Joey Campbell’s death, Ashe and Preston must decide if his word will be enough to go up against the entire sheriff’s department. To help demonstrate the worthiness of their case, the two go after any substantial evidence they can find that will prove the deaths of Joey Campbell and Jesse Carr are somehow linked. Meanwhile, in an effort to help the poor communities in Gate Station, Governor Eamons introduces her new education initiative, but only at a certain cost to her campaign.
5 Before the Storm
Cory reveals some key details about the night Joey Campbell was murdered, allowing Preston and Ashe to zero in on the people whom they believe were involved in his death. Their list of suspects grows significantly when they realize a long-standing program in place at the Sheriff's Department may have taken some liberties in the town of Gate Station. Meanwhile, Ashe takes steps to gain control of her personal life.
6 The Fire This Time
The tension heats up in Gate Station as a violent riot erupts between the citizens and the police. Meanwhile, Ashe and Preston confront Governor Eamons regarding their latest suspicions in Joey’s murder, Ashe takes matters into her own hands when it comes to Javier and Preston sits down with Beck.
7 The Content of Their Character
The district attorney calls to inform Preston that he is sending in a new team to investigate the case, but Preston remains focused and determined to find the underlying truth. The conflicting stories muddle the investigation, leaving a witness hanging dangerously in the balance with her testimony of what actually happened the night Joey Campbell died. Amidst the aftermath of the riots, yet another compromising video of Beck surfaces.
8 Rock Bottom
After a potential murder weapon is found in the Joey Campbell case, the pressure is on for Preston and Ashe to utilize this newest piece of evidence to find out who is behind Joey’s death. Meanwhile, tensions continue to escalate between the investigators and the Sheriff’s department, leading to a potentially game-changing altercation, and Preston makes a rash decision regarding the Jesse Carr.
9 Come to Jesus
After a shocking discovery is made about the Auxiliary Deputy program, the investigation zeroes in on the Sheriff’s Department, leaving Lieutenant Breeland and Sheriff Platt under intense scrutiny. As potential culprits come forward to negotiate with Ashe and Preston, a former Auxiliary Deputy reveals a secret of his own. Meanwhile, the judge makes a ruling in Ashe’s custody case and Governor Eamons makes a difficult decision regarding her new education initiative.
10 Last Dance
The hearings for both cases are held and, as Preston presents the facts to the jurors, the truth behind each shooting is revealed. Meanwhile, Pastor Janae and other petitioners gather outside the courtroom in anticipation of the results, hoping for a better future. After the Sheriff’s Department loses one of its own, it becomes clear who is really to blame.
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About this show

From creators Gina Prince-Bythewood and Reggie Rock Bythewood, and executive producer Brian Grazer, and starring Sanaa Lathan, Stephan James, Stephen Moyer, Richard Dreyfuss and Helen Hunt, SHOTS FIRED is a 10-hour event series that takes an explosive look at the criminal justice system via the prism of two racially charged shootings in a small town. SHOTS FIRED airs Wednesdays at 8/7c on FOX.
270 reviews
Norma Mccadd
March 31, 2017
I'm glad they finally bringing a black Americans being killed and White America I hide it if the young man that was 17 was killed and didn't nobody say anything I feel that should have did the same for the white boy but as you know in our culture They Don't Care About Us so I'm glad shots fired is on and I hope it stay on to have people to wake up
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Zyra L. F.
March 26, 2017
Annoying characters, virtually unwatchable. Still just waiting for Prison Break. If Fox were smart, they'd rerun Prison Break before the new season for record ratings. But No, just keep spewing out more bloody generic procedurals and cancel the quirky shows Fox was known for.
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Christian Publishing House
March 24, 2017
THE FERGUSON REVERSAL: Shot's Fired on Fox The cop is black, and the criminal is white, who "tried" to go for the gun of the cop and was shot dead. In two minutes of this new show on Fox makes a comment to investigators solve this before these rednecks loot the Cracker Barrel. INSIGHT: the show is about racist cops whiteboy cops, who are abusing the black community. The twist of making the police black [Darren Wilson] and the criminal white [Michael Brown] is just another addition to my ongoing posting of how Hollywood wants to spin the story their way. The show is about southern racist white men. Let me ask, have you ever seen any Asians, Latinos, whites, Indians riot for days, looting and burning down businesses in their own neighborhood because of a perceived injustice? You have not because it does not happen.
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