Stephan James as Preston, Sanaa Lathan as Ashe
Ashe (Sanaa Lathan) and Preston (Stephan James) try to establish the connection between Joey Campbell’s (Kelvin Harrison Jr.) death and Jesse Carr’s (Jacob Leinbach) death in Season 1, episode 4 of “Shots Fired.” Fred Norris/FOX

Ashe (Sanaa Lathan) and Preston (Stephan James) get their first eyewitness account of Joey Campbell’s (Kelvin Harrison Jr.) death in Season 1, episode 4 of FOX’s “Shots Fired.”

According to the synopsis for the episode, titled “Hour Four: Truth,” Cory (Marqus Clae) opens up about what he saw the night Joey was killed. While Cory’s whole version of the story is yet to be heard, the synopsis suggests that Cory is pointing his finger at the sheriff’s department. Although Ashe and Preston are aware of the corrupt inner workings of the sheriff’s department, the partners think hard whether or not they believe Cory’s word is enough to go up against the entire department.

To further strengthen their case, Ashe and Preston try to find any significant evidence that will establish the connection between Joey’s death and Jesse Carr’s (Jacob Leinbach) death. In the preview clip for the episode, the partners question Deputy Beck’s (Tristan Mack Wilds) best friend, Deputy Brooks (Beau Knapp), in an attempt to find out who among his colleagues are “dirty.”

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But as Ashe and Preston come closer to the truth, Lieutenant Breeland (Stephen Moyer) seems to have started digging up dirt about Ashe, which he will probably use to make the DOJ investigator back off from her probe against the sheriff’s department.

Sheriff Platt (Will Patton) is also pretty hostile towards Preston. “You come here acting like you know everything about this town,” Sheriff Platt tells Preston.

“Maybe I know more than you think,” the DOJ prosecutor replies.

Meanwhile, in an effort to help the poor communities in Gate Station, Governor Eamons (Helen Hunt) introduces her new education initiative, but only at a certain cost to her campaign. It’s unclear what her new education initiative is, but it may be a response to what she heard about Shawn Campbell’s (Kylen Davis) school last episode.

In Season 1, episode 3, Shawn’s mother Shameeka (DeWanda Wise) asked Governor Eamons if she has any pull with the school board. “They’re shutting down Shawn’s school, West Gate Middle School, saying he got to go to the nearest one, which is 15 times worse,” Shameeka tells Governor Eamons. “Now, he’s a straight-A student, he got a chance. The minute he got to other school, I don’t know what kind of future he’ll have.”

“I don’t know what I can do if the school is closing. But I will look into it,” the Governor replied.

“Shots Fired” Season 1, episode 4 airs on Wednesday, April 12 at 8 p.m. EST on FOX.