Chicago PD season 7, episode 6 recap: False Positive

CHICAGO P.D. -- "False Positive" Episode 703 -- Pictured: Jesse Lee Soffer as Det. Jay Halstead -- (Photo by: Matt Dinerstein/NBC)
CHICAGO P.D. -- "False Positive" Episode 703 -- Pictured: Jesse Lee Soffer as Det. Jay Halstead -- (Photo by: Matt Dinerstein/NBC) /
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CHICAGO PD — “False Positive” Episode 703 — Pictured: Jesse Lee Soffer as Det. Jay Halstead — (Photo by: Matt Dinerstein/NBC) /

Chicago PD put a detective through the ringer on a tough case in False Positive. Find out what happened in our Chicago PD season 7, episode 6 recap.

This week’s Chicago PD gave Jay Halstead (Jesse Lee Soffer) an insanely complicated, not to mention emotion-driven case when two kids were gunned down in a stash house.

He was the main focus of “False Positive,” as viewers really got to see how Jay operated under pressure. That’s not to say the rest of Intelligence wasn’t involved. From tracking down leads, to running down perps, the 21st gave it their all to catch the monster responsible for the horrendous crime.

At the helm of said takedown was their fearless leader, Sergeant Hank Voight (Jason Beghe), who of course used his own methods to make sure justice was done to serve the city of Chicago.

Click through this slideshow to find out what happened in the latest Chicago PD episode for each of your favorite characters. Let us know what you thought of the episode in the comments at the end of this piece.

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CHICAGO P.D. — “False Positive” Episode 703 — Pictured: (l-r) Amy Morton as Desk Sgt. Trudy Platt, Jesse Lee Soffer as Det. Jay Halstead — (Photo by: Matt Dinerstein/NBC) /

A shocking crime

We first saw Jay helping Trudy Platt (Amy Morton) do some heavy lifting for her volunteer work at a local garden. He’s then saved by the bell when a call of shots fired come in over the radio.

He pulled up to the rundown home, and as he canvassed the scene, he spied a little boy hiding in the bathroom. Jay told him to stay put and stay quiet, while he searched the rest of the house.

What he found was heartbreaking: two other young boys had been gunned down. The aforementioned boy found Jay in the hallway and Halstead carried him out to safety, as Intelligence arrived to investigate.

It appeared to be a drug bust gone wrong, and the victims were identified as David Tatum and Aaron Powell, who were simply playing video games when they were killed. The other body at the scene was Ray, who was the supposed guard of the stash house.

After the debriefing, Halstead went with Voight to talk to the shot caller of the neighborhood, Kareem. Kareem was seen with his associate – his second in command if you will – Prophet, also known as Randolph Jackson. He told the detectives he would do what he could, but warned Voight that he didn’t have forever to close this case.

Hank assured Kareem that he was going to take care of it, and proved just that when he treated Kareem like the victim of the theft. Why? So they could trace the goods, if Kareem would give up the type of drugs that were stolen from that stash house. Kareem gave up the intel, and Intelligence now knew it was crystal ketamine that was looted.

Back at the district, the team caught a break, but when Superintendent Crawford (Paul Adelstein) dropped in, things got interesting. See, there was a new software being tested out for facial recognition. It’s got all the databases: FBI, CIA, ICE, you name it. Crawford insisted they use this new technology to help break their case open.

Jay joined Voight down in the tech lab, where the software said, with 96% certainty, that the security camera photo they have of a guy carrying the bag full of stolen drugs is Marcus Jerome West. Marcus had a long rap sheet, drugs, guns, gang wars, the like. He’s their man, so Intelligence went to pick him up. After an intense chase, Jay tackled Marcus to the ground, all while a concerned Hailey Upton (Tracy Spiridakos) watched from afar.

When Jay got Marcus in the interrogation room, he played the race card, which Jay wasn’t buying. Marcus claimed he didn’t kill those kids. Frustrated, Jay left Marcus to sit while he and Kevin went and asked if anyone saw Marcus around the neighborhood. No one spoke up, so they were back to square one. To top off an already low blow, Kareem told Jay that his people don’t expect justice to come from the cops, but from Kareem himself.