Shepard Smith sent out a heartfelt apology to viewers on Friday shortly after a Phoenix car chase airing on Fox News ended with the man being pursued apparently shooting himself to death.
The suspect had fled from law enforcement at speeds of almost 100 mph. At about 3:30 p.m. Eastern time, he pulled off the road, got out of the vehicle, ran away down a dirt path, and then appeared to shoot himself in the head.
"Get off it. Get off it. Get off it!" the anchor exclaimed upon realizing what had happened before Fox cut to a commercial.
When the program came back on, Smith said he had some explaining to do.