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    Man Linked to Hollywood Publicist Slaying Kills Himself

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    Here's another Law & Order-worthy twist in the "Who killed Ronni Chasen?" mystery.

    A man linked to the slaying of the veteran publicist shot and killed himself at his Hollywood apartment tonight when Beverly Hills police attempted to serve a search warrant, the Los Angeles Times reports.

    Authorities would only characterize the unidentified man as a "person of interest" in the Chasen case.

    But wait, there's more.

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    Law-enforcement sources told the Times that the man was believed to be involved in Chasen's death. The 64-year-old entertainment industry insider was gunned down Nov. 16 while driving in Beverly Hills.

    According to the sources, the man who shot himself tonight had been under surveillance for some time. When officers approached him in the lobby of his apartment building at around 6 p.m., he backed up and refused to raise his hands. Then, per the Times' sources, he pulled out a pistol and shot himself in the head.

    "At the time of the shooting, BHPD Detectives were on scene conducting a follow-up investigation," the Beverly Hills Police Department said in a statement. "There were no other injuries related to the incident. Due to the fact that this is an ongoing investigation, there are no further details available at this time."

    While the official autopsy report on Chasen is being kept under wraps for now, a leaked coroner's report obtained by L.A.'s KTTV stated that she was shot three times in the chest and that at least one bullet found in her body had a hollow point.

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