Cops ID man whose suicide aired on Fox News

This image provided by the Arizona Department of This image provided by the Arizona Department of Corrections shows Jodon Romero, whom Phoenix police identified as a wanted felon who shot at officers and then led them on a hour-long chase Sept. 28, 2012 that ended with his suicide, which was inadvertently televised nationally by Fox News. Photo Credit: AP

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PHOENIX - Phoenix police have identified a man who shot at officers and then led them on a chase that ended with his suicide broadcast on national television.

Police spokesman Sgt. Tommy Thompson says 33-year-old Jodon F. Romero was a wanted felon who stole a car at gunpoint late Friday morning. Thompson said Saturday that an officer fired at Romero just before he committed suicide in the desert miles west of Phoenix but he apparently was not hit.

The chase was being followed by a television news helicopter and was broadcast live by Fox News. The network was unable to cut off the feed before Romero shot himself.

Thompson says Romero had previous convictions for violent acts and was wanted for parole violations.

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