Friday, Sept. 28, 2012
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.
(Copyright 2012, The Associated Press)