4 episodes

A 7-part murder mystery.

The murder of Victor Decker is the only unsolved cop killing in Hampton Roads.

If it wasn’t the perfect crime, it was close enough.

Seven years after this decorated police officer was found with a bullet in his head, no one has been convicted — or even prosecuted.

The Virginian-Pilot spent months peering into the shadows of this high-profile whodunnit, following its twists and turns, uncovering its dark secrets.

Police and prosecutors say they’ve got Decker’s killers behind bars — even if it is for other crimes.

There’s a good chance the real killer is still out there.

Getting away with murder.

The Shot The Virginian-Pilot

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    • 4.8 • 570 Ratings

A 7-part murder mystery.

The murder of Victor Decker is the only unsolved cop killing in Hampton Roads.

If it wasn’t the perfect crime, it was close enough.

Seven years after this decorated police officer was found with a bullet in his head, no one has been convicted — or even prosecuted.

The Virginian-Pilot spent months peering into the shadows of this high-profile whodunnit, following its twists and turns, uncovering its dark secrets.

Police and prosecutors say they’ve got Decker’s killers behind bars — even if it is for other crimes.

There’s a good chance the real killer is still out there.

Getting away with murder.

    Episode 7: Just be happy

    Episode 7: Just be happy

    Victor Decker's widow has been told let it go. The right guys wound up in jail anyway, right? Dawn isn't buying it. Maybe there's a chance this case can still be solved.

    • 38 min
    Episode 6: Ponder this

    Episode 6: Ponder this

    So who killed Victor Decker? We take you through several theories about what happened that night. Sometimes, a lack of evidence tells a chilling tale in itself.

    Learn more about this case, see Victor Decker's text messages and the autopsy report at pilotonline.com/theshot.

    • 38 min
    Episode 5: Bulletproof

    Episode 5: Bulletproof

    Fame, even a little, can have a dark side. As it turns out, Victor Decker did not die on his finest day. And the streets welcomed back Kareem Turner.

    Learn more about this case, see Victor Decker's text messages and watch an interview with Kareem Turner at pilotonline.com/theshot.

    • 32 min
    Episode 4: $100K snitch

    Episode 4: $100K snitch

    The Victor Decker case hangs on a parade of orange jumpsuits – inmates trying to swap testimony for deals. Eavesdropping on phone calls uncovers more to the snitches' stories.

    Learn more about this case, and read a partial transcript of testimony from Lamont Davenport, at pilotonline.com/theshot

    • 36 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
570 Ratings

570 Ratings

elizabeth815 ,

Mohammed’s voice was important to the story

I came to write a review solely because I wanted to come the defense of utilizing an interview with Mohammed the community activist. In 2020 it was difficult for me to read these reviews calling him racist?? It is disappointing to see the way people were so quick to be angry about what he said. I think he was a value to this story.

Will Deiz ,

Very well done!

This podcast was done the right way. I am begging you’ll to another one.

Crimesolvr ,

It would have been 5 but...

What the hell happened??
And not sure why Mohammed had any value to the case.. biased and racist!! Even though I’m sure he doesn’t think so..
If it was a cop that’ll be swept under the rug especially if it was a cops wife that Decker was sleeping with.. or even the dispatchers circle.. or any 13 or more that he texted just in one night!! What a true “pig”!!

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