'Facebook killer' kills himself

Suspect in killing of elderly man on Facebook shoots self after chase with cops.

Gary Willig , | updated: 16:11

Steve Stephens, suspected Facebook Live murderer'
Steve Stephens, suspected Facebook Live murderer'
REUTERS

Steve Stephens, the so-called “Facebook killer” who murdered an elderly man in Cleveland and posted a video of the killing on Facebook, killed himself as cops moved in to arrest him Tuesday.

Stevens was spotted by state police while driving in Erie County, Pennsylvania. When the the police attempted to pull him over he fled, leading to a brief chase.

"After a brief pursuit, Stephens shot and killed himself,” Pennsylvania State Police said on Facebook.

Stephans had shot and killed Robert Godwin in a random and senseless act of violence Sunday. He recorded the gruesome killing on his phone and posted the video to social media.

Pennsylvania State Police plan to hold a press briefing on the case Tuesday afternoon.




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