Working the Homacide detail, Joe Friday and partner Frank Smith report for duty. The cops interview a witness to get all the details they can. A man named Kelvi is shot, and Joe thinks the robbery, and murder could be an inside job.
The business owner is helpful in providing employee records, but can’t think of anyone who would do such a thing. Kelvie was the hiring manager, but did someone hold a grudge? A series of witnesses provide information, and soon a pair of suspects are identified. Can Joe get enough dirt on them to lock them up? Are they even the shooters, or might there be someone else?
The case seems to be clinched when the murder weapon turns up. Now comes the part where the cops close in on the doer, and stake them out to make their arrest. Think it’s going to be a simple chore? Not when a gunfight breaks out.