The now-infamous “Facebook killer” was found shot dead in his car in Erie, Pennsylvania in an apparent suicide.
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 made a name for himself on Easter Sunday after uploading a video of himself shooting and killing 74-year-old Robert Godwin on Facebook live. He also posted a series of other videos talking about how he had “snapped,” how he had already killed 13 people, and how he was planning to kill more.
Authorities had warned several states to be on alert for the murderer-at-large, including Pennsylvania, New York and Indiana, though they claimed he could be anywhere.
However, Pennsylvania State Police tweeted Tuesday morning that Steve Stephens had been spotted in Erie County, about 100 miles away from where he had killed Godwin in Ohio. After a brief pursuit, Stephens killed himself using his own gun.
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
Before his death, Stephens had been added to the FBI’s 10 Most Wanted List as the manhunt extended nationwide. However, there is still no evidence to his claim that he killed 13 people besides Godwin.