POLICE LOG: Officers McNally and Peck discover a teen locked in a trunk during a routine traffic stop. The hunt is on for the shooter of a 16-year-old kid who was gunned down at a skate park. Detailed report follows:
The one-time rookies of 15 are going camping for the weekend. Gail is totally jazzed to do the outdoors thing. Wait, no she isn’t. Chris wants to go, but family obligations are forcing him to bail. He offers up his spot to Chloe, who assures Dov that she gives off a lot of heat in a chilly tent. Gail loves the idea of Chloe coming along for the camping trip. Wait, no she doesn’t. She can’t stand the girl, as she has no filter. As for Chris, the primary reason he skips the trip is because he doesn’t want his friends to know things aren’t great with Denise.
16-year-old Ricardo Sanchez was gunned down at a skate park. There’s video footage of a car that might be linked to the shooting. During a holiday weekend checkpoint assignment, Oliver sees a car matching the description of the one caught on video. The driver knows he’s caught so he gives up without incident. Sam realizes the suspect, Cesar, only took fire during the shooting. He wasn’t the gunman. The kid that was killed was his younger cousin. The bullets were meant for Cesar, who isn’t talking. Sam knows this is because he wants to take justice into his own hands.
Oliver and Chris learn that members of the gang Cesar belonged to back in the day may be behind the shooting. Cesar may have been targeted because he violated their blood oath by leaving. The guy has cleaned up his act over the years. Sam wants him to stay on the straight and narrow by not seeking revenge. He has a painful way to convince Cesar that he has no reason to feel guilty about what happened. As it turns out, his cousin set him up to be shot. Cesar is crushed. He points out the shooter so Sam can do his job.
Andy and Gail give chase to a young man who took off after they pulled him over. They find his crashed car just down the road. Gail pops the trunk to find a teenage boy inside. The kid says his name is Alex. He claims his trunk situation was the result of a prank. Andy and Gail don’t buy it. They rush him to a hospital when his nose starts bleeding. Much to Andy’s chagrin, Sam’s ex happens to be the doc treating the kid. She makes a startling discovery regarding her young patient. Alex, the young boy who was trapped in the trunk, is actually a girl.