It’s the early hours in Milton Keynes when a single bullet is shot through an open window in a quiet suburban street. Its victim is a 19-year-old boy. No one is seen. A frantic 999 call is made as the only witness desperately tries to resuscitate the boy and begs for the police to arrive more quickly. ‘There’s blood in his mouth’ he screams through his tears.
With exclusive access to Thames Valley Police, this 85 minute documentary, airing on Thursday 7 December at 9.00pm on Channel 4, follows this tragic murder case as the police attempt to piece together the events that led up to that fatal shot. With the suspect still at large and live firearm missing, time is of the essence for the force and they must act quickly to track down the killer. But is there more to the case than meets the eye, with a potential second suspect?
Thames Valley Police must seek out the truth and gain enough evidence to make sure no one gets away with murder. As the investigation twists and turns, the mourning family members uncover the pain of a lost teenage boy, only recently groomed into the fringes of a world of drugs, guns and broken lives. Filmed from the panicked 999 call through to the courts of justice, this documentary delves into the turmoil, challenges and tragedy behind the headlines of a crime that’s often overlooked. Prod/Dir: Erica Gornall; Series Dir: Jezza Neumann; Series Prod: Anna Hall; Exec Prod: Brian Woods; Prod Co: True Vision TV
Catching A Killer: A Bullet Through The Window airs Thursday 7 December 2017 from 9.00pm-10.25pm on Channel 4.