A pair of black hoodlums shoot and kill a respected black couple during a grocery store robbery. Reed and Malloy sent in to capture the killers. They keep their cool, knowing that given the heightened racial tensions, the wrong thing said could spark deadly violence, and are assisted by a young resident who helps to keep the peace. Written by
Brian Rathjen <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Did You Know?
Malloy makes the statement that Reed has been with him since the day he graduated the academy and has never had another partner. Yet Kent McCord
had already appeared as LAPD Officer Jim Reed (with different partners) in several Dragnet episodes nearly a year before Adam-12 debuted. See more
When Malloy and Reed leave the station early in the episode Adam-12 is a 1968 Plymouth, it's a 1969 when they capture the senior member of the burglary crew, and it's a 1968 again when they go back on patrol after the capture. See more