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How the 'Facebook Killer' Was Caught Thanks to Quick-Thinking McDonald's Workers

How the 'Facebook Killer' Was Caught Thanks to Quick-Thinking McDonald's Workers

A man who randomly killed a 74-year-old in OH and posted video of the crime on Facebook has fatally shot himself in his auto during a police chase in Pennsylvania.

It marked a violent end to the almost 48-hour multistate manhunt for Steve Stephens, whose case brought another round of criticism down on Facebook over how well it polices objectionable material shared by users.

"As the vehicle was spinning out of control from the PIT maneuver, Stephens pulled a pistol and shot himself in the head", troopers wrote.

(AP Photo/Tony Dejak). Cleveland Police Chief Calvin Williams answers questions during a news conference, Tuesday, April 18, 2017, in Cleveland. Williams added that police "wanted to bring him in safely" so they could talk to him to try to understand his motives.

Authorities say it's now a nationwide search for 37-year-old Steve Stephens, who's wanted on an aggravated murder charge in the shooting death of a 74-year-old retired man in Cleveland on Sunday.

Meanwhile, Facebook responded to criticism for its handling of the incident, as Stephens' account was deactivated more than two hours after he murder video was uploaded. "I'm not happy what you did, but I forgive you".

State police gave chase.

Police have said there is no evidence to support the claim that Stephens is responsible for any other murders.

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf tweeted his thanks to the Pennsylvania State Police for their vigilance in pursuing Stephens.

"He got to the second window of the drive-thru", said the owner, Thomas DuCharme, Jr. The social media network later removed the video.

In an interview with CNN, Stephens' mother said he told her he shot the man because he was "mad with his girlfriend". Stephens then posted video of the shooting on Facebook.

"And this is a prime example, this is something that should not have been shared around the world".

Mr Godwin did not seem to recognise the name.

People quickly took to Twitter, saying that the workers deserve the $50,000 reward for finding and helping lead police to Stephens Tuesday.

As he waited in the line to pay for his order, sitting in a Ford Fusion, employees of the fast-food chain recognized him and called the police.


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