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Chasen probe: Man shot self w/ different gun

Police face a new obstacle in the murder of a Hollywood publicist after a person of interest shot and killed himself.

December 4, 2010 12:00:00 AM PST
The convicted felon who bragged about killing Hollywood publicist Ronni Chasen killed himself using a different gun, according to preliminary ballistic tests conducted by Beverly Hills police.Harold Smith, 43, described as a person of interest, killed himself Wednesday when he saw officers coming for him.

Eyewitness News has also learned that police are in possession of a second surveillance tape taken the night Chasen died.

She crashed her Mercedes-Benz in Beverly Hills in November after being shot five times in the chest.

The crash was captured by a surveillance camera at a nearby house.

The homeowner said the video shows a black Lincoln Town Car drive by Chasen's car just seconds after Chasen crashed.

He said it does not show the car's license plates.


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