Cleveland shooter Steve Stephens found in Erie on Buffalo Rd by Rodger Young Park. Dead in vehicle of self inflicted gun shot wound. pic.twitter.com/KRR3ROBtTI
— Dennis Weed (@DennisWeed) April 18, 2017
Steve Stephens, the accused Facebook killer, has committed suicide in Erie, Pennsylvania, Erie police have confirmed.
Reports say that Stephens shot himself after a brief chase around 11:10 a.m. in Erie and is dead. Pennsylvania State Police have confirmed the cause of death of the man known as “Stevie Steve,” who had been pursued for days in a massive manhunt after posting a gruesome Facebook murder video.
“Steve Stephens was spotted this morning by PSP members in Erie County. After a brief pursuit, Stephens shot and killed himself,” the Pennsyvlania State Police tweeted.
— Nicholas A. Kovach (@TheKovach) April 18, 2017
Police and FBI officials in Cleveland vowed it was only a matter of time before they got Stephens, who was accused of murdering a random stranger, 74-year-old Robert Godwin Sr., on a Cleveland street, recording the slaying on video, and then posting it on Facebook. In the video, Stephens says he was committing the murder because he was angry at his girlfriend, Joy Lane.