As police close in, Facebook killer takes own life


"The minute he turned out on Buffalo Road, the state police were right behind him at that point, so he couldn't have gotten more than 100 yards before the police were behind him". "We were just trying to make sure [the employee] got in contact with the state police".

The gunman was delayed by staff at a branch in Erie County, Pennsylvania, who recognised Stephens and called the police.

Police said he died of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head on Tuesday afternoon after a brief pursuit by Pennsylvania state police.

Cleveland Police Chief Calvin Williams said he wishes the situation didn't end this way because police still have a lot of questions. In a controlled move, police rammed the back of the suspect's vehicle to cause it to lose control.

Steve Stephens was accused of shooting Robert Godwin Sr., 74, on a sidewalk on Sunday before fleeing in a auto and uploading a video of the murder to Facebook, becoming the focus of a nationwide manhunt.

"It's hurting me very bad because that was a true friend", Crumpton said.

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They forced him to stop, and that's when the suspected killer pulled out his gun and shot himself.

"I am pretty sure he figured out that we were on to him", said DuCharme Jr.

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Dorothy Crumpton, Godwin's ex-wife, said his death hit her hard.

Stephens is wanted for the Easter killing of 74-year-old Robert Godwin, Sr. "We have a lot of work and we will keep doing all we can to prevent tragedies like this from happening".

Tonya R. Godwin-Baines and Debbie D. Godwin said they know Lane did nothing wrong and wanted her to know it. Though he claimed in his Facebook post to have killed more than a dozen people, there appears to be no evidence that he shot anyone besides Godwin.

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