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Facebook killer’ Steve Stephens found dead in vehicle

Facebook killer’ Steve Stephens found dead in vehicle


Steve Stephens

Police say a man suspected of randomly shooting a grandfather on an Ohio street and posting video of the killing to Facebook has taken his own life.

Steve Stephens’ car was spotted on Tuesday morning outside a McDonald’s in the city of Erie, Pennsylvania.

Police gave chase and the suspect’s vehicle stopped before he turned the gun on himself, said officials.

37 year old Stephens, shot dead 74 year old Robert Godwin, as the victim walked home from Easter lunch on Sunday in Cleveland.

The fugitive’s mobile phone signal was last tracked on Sunday afternoon to Erie, Pennsylvania, 100 miles (160km) from where Mr Godwin was gunned down.


74 year old Robert Godwin

Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson told a news conference: “We have closure in regards to the search for Steve Stephens.”