By Benjamin Svetkey
Updated December 08, 2010 at 12:00 PM EST
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The Beverly Hills police have confirmed that Hollywood publicist Ronni Chasen was murdered by the same weapon that suspect Harold Martin Smith used to kill himself as police were closing in on him at his Los Angeles apartment. The Los Angeles Times is reporting that at a press conference today, police chief David Snowden said, “We believe that Mr. Smith acted alone. We don’t believe it was a professional hit.” Another detective at the press conference, Sgt. Mike Publicker, added, “This was a random act of violence. With Mr. Smith’s background, we believe it was a robbery gone bad.” The investigation, however, is still ongoing.

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