When Harold Smith was approached by authorities as a “person of interest” in the murder of Hollywood publicist Ronni Chasen he turned a gun on himself and committed suicide.
Beverly Hills Police Department placed the 911 call, citing a single gunshot wound – self-inflicted.
Listen to the shocking 911 call on RadarOnline.com.
After receiving a tip through America’s Most Wanted, the Beverly Hills Police Department attempted to serve Smith a search warrant at his Hollywood apartment complex on December 1.
As RadarOnline.com previously reported, BHPD Chief Dave Snowden announced on December 8 that preliminary ballistics tests done on the weapon that was used by Smith to take his own life shows it was the same weapon used in the murder of Chasen.
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Chasen was gunned down execution-style in the early morning of November 16 in Beverly Hills as she drove home from the Burlesque premiere and after-party.
The 64-year-old veteran PR guru was shot five times in the chest before crashing into a light pole and being transported to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center where she was pronounced dead.
According to neighbors, before his suicide Smith had been bragging that he was behind the Chasen murder and that he was awaiting a $10,000 payout.