Season: 3
Episode: 21
Original airdate: May 11, 2016
Written by: Story by:
Dick Wolf
Teleplay by:
Matt Olmstead
Derek Haas
Michael Brandt
Directed by: Jean de Segonzac
Episode chronology
Previous episode: In a Duffel Bag
Next episode: She's Got Us


After a hooded man open fires on their patrol car, Roman is left wounded and Burgess takes off after the shooter, briefly losing sight of him, and shoots when she relocates him turning in her direction with a glimmer of silver in his hand. No gun has been found at the crime scene and the shooter is identified as a 17-year-old honor student who will likely never walk again due to his injuries. Protests begin as the public views the case as another incidence of a police officer shooting an unarmed African American teenager. Assistant State Attorney Peter Stone, the same man who sent Voight to prison, has been assigned to help defend Burgess and conduct his own investigation under the supervision of State Attorney Mark Jefferies. Stone and his team need to collect enough evidence to indict the teen and clear Burgess, but must tread with caution on this high profile case as tensions run high.


Main Cast

Special Guest Stars

Guest Stars


  • Anthony Ferraris as Tony
  • Sherrice Eaglin as Cecily Ellis
  • Michael Hargrove as John Ellis
  • Matthew Klingler as Cade
  • Bubba Weiler as Kelton
  • Victoria Allen as Penny Coker
  • Ike Smith as Dean Royal
  • Edward Hayes as Protester
  • David Lowenthal as Marine Unit Lieutenant
  • Marcus Hendricks as Uniformed Officer
  • Miriam Lee as Paramedic
  • Earnest Lee as Voice in the Court


  • Dick Wolf as Creator
  • Matt Olmstead as Creator
  • Michael Brandt as Developer
  • Derek Haas as Developer
  • Dick Wolf as Executive Producer
  • Matt Olmstead as Executive Producer
  • Michael Brandt as Executive Producer
  • Derek Haas as Executive Producer
  • Danielle Gelber as Executive Producer
  • Mark Tinker as Executive Producer
  • Arthur W. Forney as Executive Producer
  • Peter Jankowski as Executive Producer
  • Craig Gore as Co-Executive Producer
  • Tim Walsh as Co-Executive Producer
  • Mike Weiss as Co-Executive Producer
  • Timothy J. Sexton as Supervising Producer
  • Terry Miller as Producer
  • Jamie Pachino as Producer
  • Jeremy Beim as Co-Producer
  • Jonathan Strauss as Co-Producer
  • Rohn Schmidt as Director Of Photography
  • Gregory Van Horn as Production Designer
  • Kevin Krasny as Editor
  • Atli Örvarsson as Music
  • Jonathan Strauss as Casting
  • Claire Simon as Casting
  • Cole Maliska as Executive Story Editor
  • Mo Masi as Story Editor
  • Ryan Maldonado as Story Editor
  • Eduardo Javier Canto as Story Editor

Background information and Notes