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

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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. Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images

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.

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