(PHOENIX) — A carjacking in Arizona ended when the suspect shot himself in the head today as footage of the incident was broadcast live on Fox News Channel.
A chopper covered the high-speed chase along I-10 outside Phoenix. Initial reports indicated that a victim may have remained in the stolen car.
Chopper video from the incident shows the chase ending with a male stumbling out of a red SUV into a grassy area. He reached into his waistband and pulled a handgun. He then shot himself in the head.
Fox cut away from the shot soon after the man shot himself and went to commercial break.
Following the break anchor Shepard Smith apologized for airing the shooting. He said the feed was on a five second delay, but they failed to cut it off in time.
“We really messed up and we’re all very sorry,” he said. “That didn’t belong on TV… I personally apologize to you that it happened.”
“It’s insensitive and it’s wrong,” he said of airing the shooting.
VIDEO BELOW SHOWS THE MOMENTS LEADING UP TO THE FATAL SHOT
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