Police Link Gun Used in Suicide of ‘Person of Interest’ Harold Smith to Killing of Hollywood Publicist. Say They Believe, Basically, That Case is Solved–Smith Did It, Alone

Dec 8, 2010  •  Post A Comment

[UPDATED Dec. 9, 2010, 7:16 AM, Pacific Time. Headline changed to more accurately reflect staus of case]

Beverly Hills Police investigating the shooting death of Hollywood publicist Ronni Chasen now say they believe the gun ex-convict Harold Smith used to kill himself last week is the same weapon used to kill Chasen, TMZ reports.

Investigators say they think Smith acted alone and killed Chasen in a robbery attempt, according to the report. The attempted robbery, they say, was committed by a man riding a bicycle.

The latest information reverses theories that surfaced after Smith shot himself when he was confronted by police. After the suicide, reports circulated that Smith’s gun was not a match with the one used to kill Chasen.

Police got a break when a tip from the show “America’s Most Wanted” led them to Smith, who had reportedly been bragging to neighbors that he had shot Chasen for $10,000. Authorities say they do not believe Smith was working for anyone when he allegedly killed Chasen.

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