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By Mangosuthu Buthelezi
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Topic - David Snowden
A Hollywood publicist was gunned down by an ex-con on a bicycle in a robbery gone awry as she drove home from a movie premiere last month, police said they believed Wednesday after reviewing ballistics tests.
The slaying of a Hollywood publicist took another bizarre twist when a man police went to question in the case shot and killed himself in the lobby of a Los Angeles residential hotel.
A man police called a "person of interest" in the slaying of Hollywood publicist Ronni Chasen shot and killed himself at a Los Angeles residential hotel Wednesday as Beverly Hills detectives tried to talk to him, authorities said.
Detectives investigating the slaying of Hollywood publicist Ronni Chasen tried to ask questions of a "person of interest" in the lobby of a Los Angeles residence hotel, but the man pulled out a handgun and killed himself, police said.
Los Angeles police say a man believed to be connected to the slaying of publicist Ronni Chasen shot himself to death at a Hollywood hotel as Beverly Hills police served a search warrant.
"We believe that Mr. Smith acted alone. We don't believe it was a professional hit," Snowden said, though he added that the investigation was ongoing.
"We believe that Mr. Smith acted alone. We don't believe it was a professional hit," said Beverly Hills Police Chief David Snowden.