Facebook Killer DEAD After Manhunt: His Last Words Revealed
- Author: Leroy Wright Apr 19, 2017,
Apr 19, 2017, 11:24
Stephens fled with officers in pursuit. One trooper attempted a "PIT" maneuver, which is a way of ramming a auto meant to disable it.
When a police man approached the vehicle in hopes of apprehending him alive, Stephens fatally shot himself.
"She's the reason that this is about to happen to you", Stephens tells Godwin before pointing a gun at him.
In a separate video posted on Facebook, Stephens claimed to have killed more than a dozen other people.
On Tuesday morning, Stephens took his own life inside his vehicle in Erie, Pennsylvania.
Police have not verified any other shootings or deaths, Police Chief Calvin Williams said.
Federal, state and local law-enforcement agencies had launched a nationwide manhunt for Stephens, who was wanted on an aggravated murder charge. "We have a lot of work and we will keep doing all we can to prevent tragedies like this from happening", Zuckerberg said.
The last confirmed sighting of Stephens was at the scene of the shooting, where he apparently singled out the victim, Robert Godwin Sr., 74, at random.
Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson told a news conference: "We have closure in regards to the search for Steve Stephens".
Police said Stephens used Facebook Inc's service to post video of him killing Robert Godwin Sr., 74.
They said they have had no contact with the suspect, Steve Stephens, since Sunday, when they tried to persuade him to surrender while talking to him on his cellphone after the shooting.
The chilling video was posted on Facebook for three hours before it was taken down, drawing criticism of the social network and renewing questions about how responsibly it polices objectionable material.
State police say Steve Stephens was spotted Tuesday morning by state police in Erie County, in the state's northwest corner.
Cleveland police are saying the video never should have been shared.
In an interview with CNN before Stephens was found, one of Godwin's sons, Robby Miller, talked about how the killer had stripped away his father's dignity in the videotaped shooting.
Stephens, who had been described as armed and risky, had been on the FBI's Most Wanted list with authorities offering up to $50,000 in rewards for information leading to his arrest.