Facebook killer takes his own life as police close in
- Author: Stacy Allen Apr 21, 2017,
Apr 21, 2017, 2:58
While the auto was spinning out of control Stephens pulled a pistol and shot himself in the head, Pennsylvania State Police said.
According to Pennsylvania State Police, officers received a tip around 11 a.m. when Steve Stephens' vehicle was spotted at a McDonald's in Erie.
Police investigating Stephens, though, say they have found no evidence indicating he actually killed the 13 other people.
Police say a man suspected of randomly shooting a grandfather on an OH street and posting video of the killing to Facebook has taken his own life.
Facebook's biggest conference of the year was overshadowed by the fatal shooting in Cleveland that was uploaded to the social media giant.
Stephens said on Facebook that his gambling had caused him to "lose everything" and that he was "out of options".
Police got a tip saying Stephens' vehicle was in a McDonald's parking lot there.
Wright said Facebook now faces questions about why no one reported the video for hours.
The woman believed to be associated has said she is "overwhelmed" by the tragedy.
Stephens, a 37-year-old job counselor, was wanted on murder charges in the killing of Robert Godwin Sr., 74, a former foundry worker and father of 10 who was picking up aluminum cans on Easter Sunday when he was shot.
Henry Sayers, the Erie restaurant's manager, tells reporters that Steve Stephens pulled up to the drive-thru Tuesday morning and ordered a 20-piece Chicken McNuggets and french fries. She mentioned his Facebook posts and Stephens claimed to have killed 14 people.
The FBI had put Stephens on its Most Wanted list, and authorities were offering up to $50,000 in rewards for information leading to his capture.
While on stage at F8, Facebook's annual developer's conference, Zuckerberg said "Our hearts go out to the family and friends of Robert Godwin Sr". "Period", Cleveland's police chief said. "Some even said he should have killed me".