McDonald's applauds crew members who recognized man wanted in Facebook video killing

He says it's growing because social media makes it so easy to send a statement to a small, targeted audience. The footage was eventually taken down. "We will keep doing all we can to prevent tragedies like this from happening", he said.

The man known as the "Facebook killer" may have been taken down by a group of McDonald's employees in Erie, Pennsylvania, authorities said Tuesday.

(AP Photo/Tony Dejak). Cleveland Police Chief Calvin Williams answers questions during a news conference, Tuesday, April 18, 2017, in Cleveland. State police major William Teper said the trooper who rammed Stephens' auto "saw him pull the gun out and shoot himself".

The suspect, described as armed and risky, had been on the FBI's Most Wanted list.

The McDonald's workers may now be in line for a $50,000 (€46,700) reward offered for help to catch Stephens. Stephens had been employed as a case worker at a children's mental health facility. Instead, Stephens shot and killed himself. They are asking people to please not share the video.

"I guess he just gave up", Green said of her son.

Godwin's mother and sister still live in Dallas County.

Stephens demanded Godwin repeat the name of his former girlfriend.

"This is something that should not have been shared around the world".

"I looked out and I'm like: 'It sure does look a lot like him, '" DuCharme told Tribune Media Wire. We can't do this in this country.

The Facebook video contained Stephens saying he found somebody to kill while walking out of his auto and approaching Goodwin. "And as long as there's life in him, there is hope for him too".

"I don't want that man to die, I want him brought to justice", one of his sons, Robby Miller, said.

According to WKYC's Chris Tye, the manager called Pennsylvania State Police and that Stephens was there. Ms Wheeler said police were starting to get out of their vehicles when: "I heard a shot".

There was no fingerpointing - just hugs. Detectives spoke with the suspect on Sunday by cellphone and tried to persuade him to surrender, police said. Police initially searched the area on Sunday.

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