Facebook video murder suspect kills himself in Pa., police confirm

Randall Craig
April 19, 2017

Police said in a 3:30 p.m. news conference that an autopsy of Stephens' body will occur Wednesday at the Erie County Coroner's Office.

Stephens posted video of the shooting to his Facebook page and went live on Facebook to confess to the murder.

He shot himself in the head as the vehicle spun out of control, police said.

Police say Stephens, whom they had been pursuing for more than 48 hours, appears to have taken his own life. "We would like to have brought Steve in peacefully, and really talked to him and find out exactly why this happened".

This Sunday, April 16, 2017 frame from video posted on Facebook shows Robert Godwin Sr.in Cleveland moments before being fatally shot.

In the horrific Facebook video, which authorities confirmed was legitimate, Stephens was driving and could be heard saying, "Found me somebody I'm going to kill, this guy right here, this old dude".

The technology giant's chief executive said "our hearts go out to the friends and family" of Mr Godwin, who was shot dead by Steve Stephens in the United States city of Cleveland in Sunday in an apparent random killing.


"Steve was a good Christian person.he just snapped.he had a gambling problem", she said.

"All I can say is that I wish he had gone down in a hail of one hundred bullets", she said. I'm not happy with what you did, but I forgive you'. She says: "If you did it, you have to face your crime". He ordered a 20-piece Chicken McNuggets and french fries, according to the manager.

Police believe Stephens might have left the state of Ohio.

A McDonald's employee recognized him and told Stephens the fries were not ready in order to stall for time as another employee called 911.

It was not believed that Stephens killed anyone else during his almost 48 hours on the run, FBI Special Agent in Charge Steve Anthony said. He recorded the incident and later uploaded the video to Facebook, just one of several broadcasts, including live video, that Godwin put up on Sunday afternoon.

Facebook has since announced it was launching a review for reporting harmful content. "This is something that should not have been shared around the world, period", Williams said.

Members of Cleveland s clergy had asked Mayor Frank Jackson to convey their desire to help Stephens, should he want to seek out their counsel. Godwin did not seem to recognize the name. The homicide was apparently motivated by Stephen's rage for an ex-girlfriend, Joy Lane.

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