Ballistics Show Suicide Victim's Gun Not the One Used in Ronni Chasen Murder
Local Los Angeles TV news station KTLA has reported that the police lead in the murder of Hollywood publicist Ronni Chasen took a downturn following a ballistics test of a gun that belonged to Harold Smith, a man identified as a person of interest in the case.
Smith shot himself last week as police approached to serve a search warrant of his Hollywood apartment. And successive ballistic tests reportedly show that the bullet used by Smith in his suicide is not the same type of bullet used to kill Chasen.
As Los Angeles and Beverly Hills Police continue their investigation, Chasen's brother, screenwriter Larry Cohen, recently told The New York Times that he believes Smith was a " deranged person" who lied about any involvement in the high-profile case, and suggested that his sister may have been a victim of road rage.