L&O, Episode 9.13
Production number: E0218
First aired: 10 February 1999
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Schiff McCoy Hunters
Teleplay By
Gerry Conway

Story By
Gerry Conway & William N. Fordes

Directed By
Richard Dobbs


Briscoe and Curtis' efforts to find a suspect in a murder are impeded by a pair of bounty hunters. During the investigation, the hunters attack the suspect, killing the wife of the victim (who was the suspect's brother) and a babysitter while leaving the suspect himself wounded, though he survives. The hunters claim self-defense, but the ME's examination proves he hadn't pulled his gun when the shooting started. After tracing the gun used in the murder, the police learn that the hunters stole it from a man they violently arrested for jumping bail and realize that the hunters are the killers.

After putting pressure on them, one of the hunters, who Briscoe believes isn't a bad guy given his history, confesses that his partner, who had a bad temper, committed the murder while believing the victim to be the man they were hunting then tried to cover it up by murdering their suspect under orders from their boss. There ends up being a hearing to determine the credibility of the indictiment and defense attorney is able to argue that the men were within their rights given the rules governing bounty hunters. Though the judge is outraged, he is forced to drop the charges. The men are arraigned on tampering with evidence, but it is a minor crime.


Main cast

Recurring cast

Guest cast


Doug Bender; Delaware; Georgia; Bellevue Hospital Center; 24th Precinct; Max Sheridan; Turkey; Correctional Assistance Services


Background information and notes

Episode scene cards

1 2 3

Division of Parole
321 East 121st Street
Tuesday, January 7

Festov's Bail Bonds
880 DeGraw Street
Monday, January 13

Direct Shipping
JFK Airport
Wednesday, January 15

4 5 6

St. Cassandra's Hospital
1779 Third Street
Tuesday, January 21

Chambers Of
Judge Anthonia Mellon
Monday, January 27

Troy Home For The Aged
Queens, New York
Tuesday, February 4

7 8 9

Supreme Court
Wednesday, February 19

Supreme Court
Motion Hearing
Thursday, February 27

Supreme Court
Motion Hearing
Thursday, February 27

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