Facebook murder suspect Steve Stephens is reportedly dead.
Pennsylvania State Police were “in pursuit of [a] white Ford Fusion” in Erie Tuesday morning when the suspect shot himself, Fox 8‘s Nicholas A. Kovach reported. Shortly after, Pennsylvania State Police confirmed that Stephens had died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
Steve Stephens was spotted this morning by PSP members in Erie County. After a brief pursuit, Stephens shot and killed himself.
— PA State Police (@PAStatePolice) April 18, 2017
Stephens was accused of fatally shooting Robert Godwin Sr in Cleveland, Ohio as the 74-year-old grandfather was walking home from Easter Sunday dinner.
Stephens allegedly videotaped his actions and published it on Facebook, along with another video threatening to kill others and claiming he had already killed 13 people.
At a press conference Tuesday, Cleveland Police Department Chief Calvin Williams expressed gratitude for the person who called in a tip after spotting Stephens’ white Ford Fusion in a McDonald’s parking lot. “We are grateful to the people that gave this tip to the Pennsylvania State Police,” Williams said. “We are grateful that this has ended. We would prefer that it had not ended this way, because there are a lot of questions, I’m sure, that not only the family but the city in general would have had for Steve as to why this transpired.”