Fox News' Shepard Smith mistakenly aired a police chase gone terribly wrong. After the suspect jumped out of his vehicle and started running, he stopped and shot himself to death using a concealed weapon.
Scrambling to cut the footage off, the clip stillaired live, forcing the Fox News host to issue an immediate apology.
Smith told the viewing audience:
Well, some explaining to do. While we were taking that car chase and showing you, when the guy pulled over and got out of the video we went on delay.
That is why I didn’t talk for about ten seconds. We created a five-second delay. If you bleep back the DVR five seconds, like that. We wanted to see in the studio what was happening five seconds before you did so if anything went horribly wrong, we would be able to cut away from it without subjecting you to it.
And we really messed up. We’re all very sorry. That didn’t belong on TV. We took every precaution we knew how to take to keep that from being on TV. I personally apologize to you that happened. Sometimes we see a lost things we don’t let get to you because it is not time appropriate, it is insensitive, it is just wrong. That was wrong.
Watch Shepard's Smith apology below:
As for the man in the video, Phoenix police say the chase may have started with a carjacking. The man then drove west on Interstate 10 for dozens of miles before getting on the dirt road.
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