ERIE, Penn. (WTNH)– Cleveland Facebook murder suspect, Steve Stephens, has shot and killed himself after a brief pursuit with police in Erie, Pennsylvania, according to Pennsylvania State Police.
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— ABC News (@ABC) April 18, 2017
A nationwide manhunt had extended into Connecticut while FBI worked with police to find the Cleveland, Ohio man who posted a video of himself killing a man on Easter Sunday.
Police and the FBI asked the public for help in tracking down Stephens, who claimed that he killed more than a dozen people. We know he killed at least once, because he posted video of it on Facebook.
“Found me somebody I’m about to kill. I’m about to kill. I’m about to kill this guy right here. He’s a old dude,” he said in the video.
The video shows Stephens walking up to 74-year-old Robert Godwin and telling him he was going to shoot him because of a woman. He then shoots Godwin in the face, killing him on Easter Sunday. That was one of many disturbing social media posts the 37-year-old made.
— Kent Pierce (@kentpierce8) April 18, 2017
In another video, he claims that he has killed 13 people, and he said that he was going to keep killing until he is caught. The Godwin shooting happened in Cleveland, but police pinged his cell phone and found him 100 miles further east in Eerie, Pennsylvania Monday, near where he later killed himself on Tuesday.
There were wanted billboards along I-95 in Connecticut that showed Stephens and the white Ford Fusion he was driving. He was wanted on aggravated murder charges.