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The Shot

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A 7-part murder mystery.The murder of Victor Decker is the only unsolved cop killing in Hampton Roads. If it wasn’t the perfect crime, it was close enough. Seven years after this decorated police officer was found with a bullet in his head, no one has been convicted — or even prosecuted. The Virginian-Pilot spent months peering into the shadows of this high-profile whodunnit, following its twists and turns, uncovering its dark secrets. Police and prosecutors say they’ve got Decker’s killers behind bars — even if it is for other crimes. There’s a good chance the real killer is still out there. Getting away with murder.

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A 7-part murder mystery.The murder of Victor Decker is the only unsolved cop killing in Hampton Roads. If it wasn’t the perfect crime, it was close enough. Seven years after this decorated police officer was found with a bullet in his head, no one has been convicted — or even prosecuted. The Virginian-Pilot spent months peering into the shadows of this high-profile whodunnit, following its twists and turns, uncovering its dark secrets. Police and prosecutors say they’ve got Decker’s killers behind bars — even if it is for other crimes. There’s a good chance the real killer is still out there. Getting away with murder.

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Gripping

By Jessica lgm mm - Oct 07 2019
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Well investigated and interesting story.

Solid

By Kevmogregs77 - Oct 29 2018
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Very interesting storyline from what I’ve listened too so far.

iTunes Ratings

512 Ratings
Average Ratings
462
22
12
6
10

Gripping

By Jessica lgm mm - Oct 07 2019
Read more
Well investigated and interesting story.

Solid

By Kevmogregs77 - Oct 29 2018
Read more
Very interesting storyline from what I’ve listened too so far.
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The Shot

Latest release on Nov 09, 2017

The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

Updated by OwlTail 5 days ago

Warning: This podcast has few episodes.

This means there isn't enough episodes to provide the most popular episodes. Here's the rankings of the current episodes anyway, we recommend you to revisit when there's more episodes!

Rank #1: Episode 2: Body by the borrow pit

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No one hears the shot. By noon, Victor Decker's body is on a table at the medical examiner. Whoever the killer was, he — or she — was efficient, leaving investigators little to go on.

Learn more about this case and watch the surveillance video at pilotonline.com/theshot

Oct 24 2017

37mins

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Rank #2: Episode 7: Just be happy

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Victor Decker's widow has been told let it go. The right guys wound up in jail anyway, right? Dawn isn't buying it. Maybe there's a chance this case can still be solved.

Nov 09 2017

38mins

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Rank #3: Episode 6: Ponder this

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So who killed Victor Decker? We take you through several theories about what happened that night. Sometimes, a lack of evidence tells a chilling tale in itself.

Learn more about this case, see Victor Decker's text messages and the autopsy report at pilotonline.com/theshot.

Nov 07 2017

38mins

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Rank #4: Episode 5: Bulletproof

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Fame, even a little, can have a dark side. As it turns out, Victor Decker did not die on his finest day. And the streets welcomed back Kareem Turner.

Learn more about this case, see Victor Decker's text messages and watch an interview with Kareem Turner at pilotonline.com/theshot.

Nov 02 2017

32mins

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Rank #5: Episode 4: $100K snitch

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The Victor Decker case hangs on a parade of orange jumpsuits – inmates trying to swap testimony for deals. Eavesdropping on phone calls uncovers more to the snitches' stories.

Learn more about this case, and read a partial transcript of testimony from Lamont Davenport, at pilotonline.com/theshot

Oct 31 2017

36mins

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