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
The Cleveland man accused of shooting Robert Goodwin on video and posting it on Facebook has been found dead in Erie, Pennsylvania.
Pennsylvania State Police confirm a white Ford Fusion was pursued by Erie Police around 11:10 a.m. Tuesday.
Police confirm Steve Stephens shot himself and died.
During a press conference, police said his Fusion was spotted in a McDonald's parking lot. A tip was given to local authorities and after a short pursuit, the car stopped near an intersection where Stephens took his own life.
The tip given was by local McDonald's employees who noticed Stephens as he ordered a 6-piece nuggets with french fries. As he rolled up to the second window, the manager said it would be a minute on fries in an effort to stall, but employees were calling police instead. The stall tactic worked and police were on the scene within minutes.
A nationwide manhunt was underway for Stephens after he posted a video on Facebook Sunday claiming to have killed more than a dozen people and was off to kill another. The video has been taken down from Facebook.
Authorities are still investigating to see if there are other victims like Stephens claimed, but no evidence has been found.
Godwin was a grandfather of 14 and was walking home on Easter when Stephens randomly shot him, after asking that he say the name of a woman. Stephens claimed that name was the reason the man was going to be killed.
This is a developing story.