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Case Closed: Ronni Chasen Was Killed With Gun Stolen From Cop
It's over, solved, and at last, closed: Ronni Chasen, the publicist gunned down behind the wheel of her Mercedes in Beverly Hills last November, "was murdered with a gun stolen from a police officer," reports The Wrap. The Beverly Hills Police Department say the killer was indeed ex-con Harold Smith, and that their investigation is now closed.Chasen was shot four times, the victim of random violence by Smith, who engaged Chasen in an altercation that was part of a robbery or road rage, say investigators. It was not a professional hit.
Smith committed suicide in front of police officers about two weeks after the killing.
The weapon used was "a revolver stolen from a police officer during a burglary in the San Fernando Valley," however it has not be made known from which department the burglarized officer hails, or when the burglary took place.
The police are likely to declare the case closed today, after months of detective work; the case was considered "solved" in January, though it remained open much longer than it seems the BHPD anticipated.
Southern California's Snow-Capped Mountains Are Beautiful. Here's Where To Maximize The View (And Snap A Great Picture)It's been many, many years since we saw this much snow in our mountains. Going up there right now isn't safe, but here are some places where you can enjoy the view and snap a pic.
April Valentine died at Centinela Hospital. Her daughter was born by emergency C-section. She'd gone into the pregnancy with a plan, knowing Black mothers like herself were at higher risk.
A look at years past when snows creeped into our citified neighborhoods, away from the mountains and foothills.
In the face of a drier future, that iconic piece of Americana is on its way out in Southern California.
Another Missing Hiker Has Been Found Dead In San Gabriels As Search For Actor Julian Sands ContinuesBob Gregory, 62, went missing the same day as Sands. His body was recovered near Mount Islip.