Skip to comments.Police ID man who killed self on TV after chase
Posted on 09/29/2012 2:10:59 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
PHOENIX (AP) -- A man who stole a car at gunpoint, shot at Phoenix police officers and then led them on a chase that ended with his suicide broadcast on national television was identified Saturday as a wanted felon with a long criminal history.
Jodon F. Romero, 33, was wanted for violating his parole for a weapons conviction and had numerous other violent crimes in his background, police spokesman Sgt. Tommy Thompson said.
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I saw a little bit of the chase but fortunately moved on before it was over.
I saw it he was a real good shot
Felon saves Phoenix court system many bucks ,,, as Curley Bill once said ,,,, “ BYE “ ,,,,,
The way he was running around erratically, I have to suspect he was high on bath salts or some hallucinogen. He ran around like some ghost was chasing him. It was real weird.
A prison ghost. From the description, he was headed back to prison and he knew it.
I agree.. I saw the whole thing.. I thought he was driving slightly erratically, and wondered if he was talking on a phone..
C’est la vie.. I’ve seen a lot worse..
Fox should be disgusted with itself. After covering this event (VERY big TV ratings draw), when it went bad, with Smith screeching “cut away! cut away! it was shameful. If you are going to cover live a car chase, you are obliged to show how it ends. Hypocrites.
I had it on when the chase started and switched it right before the event. My first thought was, not another chase, where is the news.
Guess I should have left it on.
It was a very weird chase. Cops stayed way back. I saw the end.. it was a very long camera shot. I don’t feel traumatized in the least.
I can't get too tore up about the ending to the chase. And it was far enough away from the camera that it wasn't all that graphic, certainly not worthy of the media hyperventilating.
So the goblin iced himself on live TV. Big frigging deal!
Frankly, it was gratifying to watch. Hope to catch it on youtube. Saved a ton of taxpayer money.
Shepard Smith prostating himself before the gods of PC was absolutely shameful, pitiful to watch. Makes those rumors about him look credible.
From your link: Smith added: ‘That didn’t belong on TV. We took every precaution we knew how to take to keep that from being on TV. And I personally apologize to you that that happened.
But Fox could have easily run the chase with a 7-second delay so they’d have time to cut away before broadcasting the end. Do they take us for idiots? Either show it all or show it on a delay or don’t show any of it, but decide beforehand what the company policy is going to be and stick with that policy.
Is Shemp still crying? What a girl. Every time some leftie bashes FOX News for being “conservative”, I think of Shemp and Alan “Creepy” Colmes.
I saw it live. I thought at the time he had been shot when he fell while running. I’m guessing they’ll fine a bullet hole in him, besides the one in his head.
The gene pool was cleansed somewhat today. 46.99999% to go.
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