Audio resolution is a little low, but OK. Captain Frank Canelli listens to a report of a robbed licqor store, and a gun that belongs to one of his patrolmen. Two boys were positively identified as they shot the clerk while robbing the store, and the ditched gun belongs to a cop, but how did the juveniles get it?
The kid is one whose dad was killed in the war, and a step son of Sgt Waters. Will the pistol still be locked safely away in the cop’s gun cabinet when Captain Canelli goes with him to investigate? What do you think?
Now it remains to learn where the kid is hiding out. How’s mom going to take the news about the robbery? Dad’s temper flares at the betrayal of his stepson, and lack of supervision by mom. She’s too numb to notice, and in denial over why her boy could’ve done such a thing.
Eddie comes to the police station, innocently and politely enough, to look for his dad. Canelli handles it smoothly as he holds the boy for questioning. Is his nervousness under pressure real concern, or a crumbling mask? Will his alibi hold up with the timeline of the crime and known facts? Is his memory and answers to all the questions a little too convenient?