An unidentified man being chased by police along Interstate 10 ditched his car after turning onto a dirt road near Tonopah, AZ. After running erratically through the desert, he eventually raised a gun to his head and shot himself. Fox News’ Shepard Smith apologizes for the video — although the network cut away from the suicide since the helicopter recording it was on a 5-second tape delay. The live helicopter video was taken by Phoenix affiliate KSAZ-TV Channel 10.
The dead man has since been identified as 33-year-old Jodan Romero, who had a felony warrant for a parole violation on a weapons charge. Phoenix Police said Romero had “a criminal record involving numerous violent crimes.” it is now known he shot at both police and the helicopter during the 90-minute high speed police pursuit.