Man apparently shoots self on TV after Ariz. chase

1:03 PM, Sep 28, 2012   |    comments
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PHOENIX (AP) - 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.

The Associated Press

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