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.
Instead, Baltimore Police sent out a series of tweets alerting media the report of a shooting was not accurate:
The reports of a man being shot at North and Pennsylvania Ave are NOT true. Officers have arrested a man for a handgun at the location
— Baltimore Police (@BaltimorePolice) May 4, 2015
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: