Contrary to popular belief among many of the BAU, Reid does not know everything. He does not know how to shoot very well as he has just failed his latest firearms qualification. His lack of shooting skill is in marked contrast to the man the BAU are tracking and who the FBI coin a L.D.S.K.: long distance serial killer. In Des Plaines, Illinois, an expert marksman, unseen and in various seemingly unconnected locations during the middle of the day, has been shooting multiple people from a long distance. The target is always shot in the abdomen, all but one of the victims thus far having survived. The BAU determine that the marksman is purposeful in where he shoots his victims. Beyond a basic profile, they know that he has had specialized gun and shooting training. This means that he was, or still is, a police officer, news that does not sit well with the Des Plaines Police Department who are assisting on the case. Gideon comes up with a theory on the middle of the day shooting times. ... Written by
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We learn that Reid went to public school in Las Vegas and was bullied in school. See more
The license plate shown on both the police car and the ambulance are standard Illinois civilian license plates. Municipally owned vehicles are actually issued special plates that are white with green lettering and have no background image. See more
[discussing carrying firearms
Dr. Spencer Reid
You're just saying that to convince me I don't need to carry a gun.
I don't care if you carry a gun or not. The deadliest weapon we have is a thorough and accurate profile.
Dr. Spencer Reid
Of course, you believe that.
The footpath killer had a shotgun to the back of my head. I'm here, he's not.
Tears and Rain
Written by James Blunt and Ricky Ross
Performed by James Blunt
Courtesy of Atlantic Records See more