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Man apparently shoots self on TV after Ariz. chase

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Posted: Sep 28, 2012 3:05 PM
Updated: Sep 28, 2012 3:05 PM
Source: Associated Press

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Topics: phoenix, shooting, live, television, arizona, suicide, head, high-speed, chase

PHOENIX - A man apparently shot himself in the head on live television at the end of a high-speed chase that began in Phoenix.

Fox News was covering the chase that began at midday Friday using a live helicopter shot from its Phoenix affiliate when the man driving the small vehicle stopped, ran into the desert and appeared to place a handgun to his head and fire.

Fox News anchor Shepard Smith told viewers minutes later that the video was supposed to be on a delay.

After a commercial break, Smith said "we really messed up, and we're all very sorry.

Phoenix police say the chase may have started with a carjacking. The man then drove west on Interstate 10 for dozens of miles before getting on the dirt road.

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