Suspect in Facebook Murder Kills Self as Cops Close In

Steve Stephens is dead in Pennsylvania
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Apr 18, 2017 11:01 AM CDT
Suspect in Facebook Murder Kills Self as Cops Close In
This undated photo provided by the Cleveland police shows Steve Stephens.   (Cleveland Police via AP)

The hunt for the alleged Facebook killer is over. Police in Erie, Pa., say Steve Stephens fatally shot himself after a brief chase, reports the Daily Beast. Stephens, 37, had been on the run since Sunday, when he was accused of shooting a 74-year-old man to death in a random attack in Cleveland and posting a video of it on Facebook. In a tweet, the Pennsylvania State Police wrote: "Stephens was spotted this morning by PSP members in Erie County. After a brief pursuit, Stephens shot and killed himself." The fugitive had said in the Facebook video that he had "snapped" and killed others, but police have found no victims beyond the man in Cleveland, Robert Godwin. (More Facebook Live stories.)

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