The Runner
Cold Case S01E05 The Runner

Season : 1
Episode: 5
Directed by: David Straiton
Written by: Veena Sud
Production Number: 176703
Airdate: 26 October 2003
Date of Crime: 20 July 1973
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After a drug addict (Dee Freeman) brings in an audio tape she found on which a fatal shooting is heard, Lilly reopens a 1973 murder case involving the death of a 21-year-old rookie cop (Cory Hardrict). The young officer was shot three times in the chest while responding to a call at a drug-infested housing project. Also on the tape are the victim's final words: "Runner! Runner! Runner!"



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  • This episode is loosely based on the 1981 murder of police officer Daniel Faulkner. Mumia Abu-Jamal was convicted of this crime and sentenced to death row.


  • Gladys Knight & The Pips "Midnight Train to Georgia"
  • Kool & the Gang "Jungle Boogie"
  • Barry White "I'm Gonna Love You Just a Little More, Baby"
  • Al Green "Let's Stay Together"
  • Sly & the Family Stone "If You Want Me to Stay"
  • Chambers Brothers "Time Has Come Today"
  • Stevie Wonder "You Are the Sunshine of My Life"
  • Closing Song: Bill Withers "Lean On Me"

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