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Man shoots himself during LAPD search -- was he Ronni Chasen's killer?




Los Angeles Police Department officers and Beverly Hills Police Department detectives stand outside the Harvey Apartments on December 1, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. According to reports, a suspect thought to be connected with the murder of Ronni Chasen, fatally shot himself in a Hollywood hotel.
Los Angeles Police Department officers and Beverly Hills Police Department detectives stand outside the Harvey Apartments on December 1, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. According to reports, a suspect thought to be connected with the murder of Ronni Chasen, fatally shot himself in a Hollywood hotel.
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The bizarre story of the murder of publicist Ronni Chasen got even weirder last night. A man police wanted to question shot himself when they arrived. He was living in a low-rent Hollywood apartment building. Was this man a suspect in Ronni Chasen's murder? Are police speculating on a motive? And, will the LAPD their investigations of this man's suicide with Beverly Hills Police looking for Chasen's murderer? L.A. Times reporter Andrew Blankstein is covering this story.