Steve Stephens, the 37-year-old Cleveland man who has been dubbed the “Facebook killer,” was found dead in Erie, Pennsylvania, on Tuesday. He killed himself after being pursued by police, according to police.
Pennsylvania state police said Stephens was spotted Tuesday morning by officers and shot and killed himself after a “brief pursuit.”
Stephens was the subject of a nationwide manhunt throughout Monday and into Tuesday and was wanted on a charge of aggravated murder. Police said he shot and killed 74-year-old Robert Godwin on Sunday when Godwin stepped out after an Easter meal with his family.
News of the shooting went viral on Sunday after Stephens posted a video of it on Facebook.