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Chasen Shooting Suspect Was Ex-Con, Boasted About Gun

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Some details are coming to light regarding the suspect in the Ronni Chasen murder who shot himself in front of investigators last night in the lobby of a Hollywood residential hotel, though the case of who killed the publicist is still unsolved, according to the LA Times.

Neighbors at the Harvey Apartments said the man went by the name Harold, and that he"described himself to other tenants as an ex-convict who served two stints in state prison, the most recent for firearms and drug convictions," though he said he "vowed that he would never go back to prison." He also spoke about waiting to get $10,000 from either a job or a legal settlement. One neighbor said Harold boasted about having a gun.

Harold allegedly knew police were looking for him, and authorities confirmed last night that they had the man under their surveillance for some time, and had come to the building to serve a warrant on him. Though detectives were interested in speaking with Harold, it is not clear what they considered his role in the Chasen murder, and authorities say their investigation continues.