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Friday, September 28, 2012
Carjacking suspect shoots self during police pursuit
The horrifying moment a carjacking suspect shot himself after a high speed chase was broadcast to millions watching television Friday afternoon.
In the footage, the man exited his car, ran down into the sand and brush away from police, and shot himself in the head while standing in behind clump of grass.
The moment was broadcast on the Fox News network.
The network immediately went to a commercial after the shooting.
"That was wrong, and that won't happen again on my watch, and I'm sorry." Shepard Smith of Fox tweeted soon after the incident.
Police had been pursuing the carjacking suspect in Salome, a small town in the far western reaches of Arizona.
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