A Phoenix man who was being tracked by News Helicopters as well as Police Helicopters committed suicide Live on air.
Fox News was streaming the car chase live when the man on the run turned a gun on himself. The incident happened in Tonopah just out side of Phoenix, Arizona.
Shepard Smith went on to tell his viewers that “We’re all very sorry. That didn’t belong on television.”Fox News has a five minute delay between live coverage.
Edited version of what Fox News viewers saw.
Video stream via Fox News Published on Sep 28, 2012 by hughevan
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The network blamed human error for the gruesome footage, with one source indicating a Fox producer was slow to cut away from live coverage of what started as a high-speed police chase. It is believed that an estimated 1.8 million were tuned in Friday afternoon to witness it live without any warning from the network.
The armed suspect stole the four-door SUV at gunpoint from a couple outside a Phoenix restaurant, and then fired at police during his failed getaway, said city police spokesman Sgt. Tommy Thompson.
Car Jacking suspect commits suicide Live on Fox News with Shepard Smith (video) 9-28-2012.