Facebook murder suspect found dead
- Author: Arturo Norris Apr 19, 2017,
Apr 19, 2017, 16:52
Stephens took a video of himself shooting 74-year-old Robert Godwin in the street as he walked home from Easter meal with his children.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg offered his condolences to the family of the man who was recently murdered in a video that was posted on the social network, and promised the company will do more to remove violent material from the site.
Police said Stephens might be driving a white or cream-colored Ford Fusion, and asked anyone who spots him or his auto to call police or a special Federal Bureau of Investigation hot line (800-CALLFBI).
The frantic audio tapes were released by ABC News just hours before Facebook murder suspect Steve Stephens took his own life following a pursuit with police. Stephens later posted the video of him shooting and killing Godwin on Facebook. State Police Maj. William Teper Jr. would say only that the tip came from a "concerned citizen".
Stephens was spotted by an "alert citizen" near the city's intersection of Buffalo Road and Downing Avenue around 11 a.m. Tuesday, Pennslyvania State Police Troopers troopers said in a Facebook post.
"This isn't just about finding a Pokemon in a one-block radius", Zuckerberg said.
While rumors had incorrectly placed Steve Stephens in Philadelphia on Monday, authorities caught up with the 37-year-old on Tuesday roughly 400 miles away in the northwest Pennsylvania county.
She also said Stephens was "a nice guy" who was good to her and her children.
Around 11am Tuesday, Stephens went through a McDonald's drive-thru in Erie, Pennsylvania, where an employee recognized him from television reports and called 911.
The company has since announced it is launching a review for reporting harmful content.
WILLIAMS: This is something that should not have been shared around the world, period.
Police said the woman he referred to was in a safe place.
Authorities in multiple states had been searching for him since then. Detectives spoke with the suspect on Sunday by cellphone and tried to persuade him to surrender, police said.