1972 March 1, 1972 Tübingen

Police nerves are wearing thin. With the shootout death of police officer Norbert Schmid the previous October weighing in their minds, the police are wary that any minor traffic stop might be a date with death.

In Tübingen, police attempt to apprehend a young man fleeing in a car. Eventually the man is mowed down by a police submachine gun. Seventeen-year-old Richard Epple is dead; he was fleeing police because he was driving without a license.