Facebook killer shoots himself during police chase

McDonald's staff tipped off police about the location of Facebook killer Steve Stephens after he ordered 20 Chicken McNuggets.

Almost 48 hours after the Cleveland murder, Stephens' white Ford Fusion was spotted in a McDonald's parking lot in Erie, Pa.

Stephens shot and killed himself on Tuesday after he was charged with aggravated murder early Monday after fatally shooting an innocent 74-year-old man named Robert Godwin Sr. and streaming the murder live on Facebook on Easter Sunday.

His mobile phone signal was last tracked on Sunday afternoon to Erie, Pennsylvania, 100 miles (160km) from where police say he shot Mr Godwin.

"Steve eventually stopped his vehicle and as officers approached his auto, he took his own life".

Lane spoke about the ordeal and what her life has been like for the past 48 hours after Stephens said her name in the disturbing video, according to the Washington Post. The social media network later removed the video. DuCharme says Stephens replied he had no time to wait and drove away.

"I am pretty sure he figured out that we were on to him", said DuCharme Jr.

"She's the reason that this is about to happen to you", Stephens told Godwin in the video.

A gun range owner says the suspect in a random Cleveland killing that was recorded and posted to Facebook had shot at his facility, and video shows he was warned for breaking rules by practicing "rapid fire".

Byes said the whole situation was scary and that she's glad it has come to an end, for the sake of her community and everyone involved in the case.

A five-state manhunt was launched to find Stephens after the children's mental health worker vowed to "keep killing until they (police) catch me".

After officers responded, the vehicle took off.

"We are going to work on building common ground, not just getting more opinions out there", Zuckerberg said.

"And this is a prime example, this is something that should not have been shared around the world". The company has since announced it is launching a review for reporting harmful content. "Period", Cleveland's police chief said.

Mr Godwin did not seem to recognise the name.

  • Arturo Norris