Meaning of "make for"


I can’t wrap my head (a)round the meaning of the following usage of the word “make”. Could you give me a heads-up, please?


I believe this is US cop type talk equivalent to ‘Can’t find any evidence to pin the crime on him yet’.

It’s another of those phrases like the ones you’ve posted recently about doing a bullet or whaling/wailing on someone.

Makes sense to me!
Thanks Bev.

PS: yes, I took it from a series called “Law and Order SVU (special victims unit)”, so you’re right on the money. =)