Fox News’ Shepard Smith Apologizes Over Baltimore Shooting Report

By Mark Joyella 

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Fox News anchor Shepard Smith apologized Monday afternoon, after a Fox News producer reported witnessing police in Baltimore chasing a man–who may have been unarmed–and then seeming to shoot him. Fox News correspondent Mike Tobin also described witnessing a handgun on the ground and hearing a gunshot at the scene. But there was no shooting. “Sounds like what happened is we screwed up,” said Smith.

Screen Shot 2015-05-04 at 4.47.13 PMAn initial report from a Fox News Channel crew on the scene indicated a man had been shot while being chased by police.

Instead, Baltimore Police sent out a series of tweets alerting media the report of a shooting was not accurate:

Within minutes, Smith apologized.

Tobin will appear on Fox News’ The Five to explain the confusion that led to the mistaken report.

More: Here’s Tobin’s explanation:

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