McDonald's applauds crew members who recognized man wanted in Facebook video killing

by Fredrick Graves April 20, 2017, 9:21
McDonald's applauds crew members who recognized man wanted in Facebook video killing

The chase lasted 2 miles before Stephens shot himself in the head after the vehicle spun and came to a stop, police said.

Following a nationwide manhunt, authorities were notified that Stephens' auto had been seen in a McDonald's parking lot near Erie, Pennsylvania on Tuesday morning.

"The troopers attempted a PIT [precision immobilization technique] maneuver to disable Stephens' vehicle, a white Ford Fusion", Pennsylvania State Police explained.

"This started with one tragedy and ended with another person taking their own life", said Cleveland Police Chief Calvin Williams.

Pennsylvania State Police confirmed Tuesday afternoon that Steve Stephens, the OH man who shot and killed 74-year-old Robert Godwin on Sunday and then uploaded a video of the slaying to Facebook, is dead.

PBS NewsHour will update this story as it develops.

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State police caught up to Stephens quickly and gave chase.

Zuckerberg's comments come two days after a series of videos by Steve Stephens shooting and killing of Robert Godwin Sr., 74, that was seen on Facebook Live and shared across the platform for more than two hours.

Stephens, who was 37, posted video on Facebook of his seemingly random killing of 74-year-old Robert Godwin Sr.in Cleveland on Sunday. He continued posting videos on the day of the murder and claimed he had killed twelve other people although this has not yet been substantiated, according to the BBC.

"Mr. Stephens, we forgive you, but we're asking you to turn yourself in", said one of Godwin's daughters. Video of his death was posted to Facebook by his alleged killer, Steve Stephens. The crash is not shown on the surveillance video.

The shooting video was visible on Facebook for almost two hours before it was reported, the company said. "But we know we need to do better", Justin Osofsky, the company's vice-president for global operations, said in a statement.


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