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Man apparently shoots self on TV after Ariz. chase

2 years ago September 28, 2012 Sep 28, 2012 Friday, September 28 2012 Friday, September 28, 2012 2:05:25 PM EDT in News
Source: Associated Press

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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