November 26th, 2010
06:06 PM ET

Report: Hollywood publicist's killer used hollow-point bullet

Hollywood publicist Ronni Chasen's killer fired at least four shots into her car, including at least one hollow-point bullet, in last week's Beverly Hills shooting, according to a leaked coroner's report.

The three-page report has not been made public, but Los Angeles County coroner spokesman Brian Elias confirmed to CNN that a document shown in
a local newscast appeared to be authentic.

The document was written by investigators on the first day of the investigation to help the doctor who would perform the autopsy the next day, Elias said. The full autopsy report is expected to be released next week, he said.


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  1. kuuipo

    whoever shot at her really wanted her dead! i mean a hollow point bullet! come on! that is some serious stuff! i hope they find the person who did this because it doesn't seem like they are done shooting not running around with hollow points! watch your backs!

    November 26, 2010 at 8:37 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Steely Eye

    Maybe Randy Quaid and his wife aren't so crazy after all?

    November 26, 2010 at 9:36 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Vanilla Sky

    Hollowpoints, if memory serves me, are singularly disfiguring to the target. We can infer that the shooter was motivated by a malice beyond a normal murderer's. If it was towards the victim personally, this killer shouldn't be hard to trace. If it was towards women, or a class of women, then this murder isn't the last.

    November 26, 2010 at 9:39 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Winchester

    Shallow points work best on hollywood types.

    November 26, 2010 at 10:36 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Mr. Davidson

    The whole affair is very unusual,people use HP's for protection because they have a little more shock value but any bullet jacketed or not will kill. the there's the matter of the auto glass which sometimes deflect bullets,then the shooter ,if it was an automatic weapon he had to keep it in the car or cartridge casings would be in the street as evidence.The caliber would help narrow down these simple details.I'm surprised there's no witnesses,I used to live near there and there are always a few vehicles and cops around that area.somebody was obviously very determined,find them.

    November 26, 2010 at 11:19 pm | Report abuse |
  6. kim

    The hollywood really is strange i never took the entertainment or show biz that serious hey if there some nut job murdering folks in hollywood it makes you wonder. It could be mistaken identiy they could of been after someone she knew. It just strange!

    November 27, 2010 at 12:21 pm | Report abuse |
  7. MeOnline

    I'll bet she was talking on a cellphone...
    Justified road rage.

    November 27, 2010 at 1:39 pm | Report abuse |
  8. cabo wabo

    there had to be a reason for such an attack. someone was very motivated to carry that out. drive-by on sunset? doubt it. poor lady was targeted.

    November 28, 2010 at 7:38 am | Report abuse |
  9. Veritas

    Cant imagine what this 64 year old lady did to deserve this. I hope they find the coward that did it. Rest in Peace

    November 28, 2010 at 1:23 pm | Report abuse |
  10. alSeen

    Hollow points are "controversial"? Since when?

    The fact that she was shot with hollow points means absolutely nothing other than that is what the gun was loaded with. It doesn't signify that someone "really wanted her dead."

    Most people who have a gun for self defense have it loaded with hollow points or something like Glaser Safety Slugs which will cause far more damage in a human body, but won't go through walls in a house.

    December 1, 2010 at 10:06 am | Report abuse |
  11. Victor

    Oh noooooo, not HOLLOW POINTS!! Are you people that clueless that you don't realize that almost every law enforcement agency in this country, local and federal carry hollowpoint ammo? Ask any gun store (outside of NJ) what ammo they sell to gun permit possesing citizens, the answer will be hollow points. Ball ammo is used for target shooting, hollowpoints are the standard for self defense carry. And would it have been any more humane if this poor woman were murdered with full metal jacket ammo? Wake up...

    December 3, 2010 at 1:06 pm | Report abuse |