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Surveillance video shows Facebook murder suspect being chased by police in Erie

21 Avril 2017

Stephens claimed on Facebook that he had committed multiple homicides, but police said they had no knowledge of other victims.

Facebook Inc Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg pledged on Tuesday that his company would do all it could to prevent postings of incidents such as Sunday's fatal shooting in Cleveland, which was visible on the social media site for two hours. No accusations - just mutual grief. Pennsylvania State Police say Steve Stephens took his own life late this morning after police pursued him briefly in Erie County.

Stephens fled, and state troopers started a pursuit.

"I$3 t forever will be in my mind because I saw the fear in my father's eyes".

"Obviously this is something they have to get on top of with some urgency, but it's an extraordinarily hard problem", commented Geoff Blaber from the CCS Insight tech consultancy.

"There might be people out there in similar situations and we could find out why he did what he did" if he hadn't killed himself, said Williams.

"I feel bad, the last thing he would have said is my name and he didn't know me or why he was saying (it)", Lane told the sisters.

Williams said police have spoken to the woman, and she is safe and cooperating with the investigation.

Police say the 37-year-old Stephens had a permit to carry a concealed weapon.

Stephens had demanded that Godwin say the name of his girlfriend and added: "She's the reason this is about to happen to you".

Stephens filmed and then posted the video of the attack to Facebook, but was found dead in his auto on Tuesday.

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The female suspect is in custody, another male suspect was apprehended after barricading himself in a nearby building. Officers discovered the body of a male suspect from the robbery after the shooting, according to a police statement.

Williams said Tuesday that it wasn't clear whether Stephens had any help while he was on the run or where he had been and that investigators will try to retrace he steps.

Police picked up the trail in a chase that lasted 2 miles before Stephens took his own life, authorities said.

And members of Godwin s family, speaking on CNN, said they offered their forgiveness. "He was definitely one in a million", Debbie Godwin said.

It was nearly lunchtime on Tuesday and authorities were in the third day of an intensive manhunt for Stephens, 37.

Henry Sayers, a McDonald's employee tells our investigative team that Stephens rolled through the drive-thru and ordered a 20 piece Chicken McNuggets and a basket of fries. She said the chase slowed suddenly from 50 miles per hour to about 20 miles per hour when the road narrowed from four lanes to two.One of the pursuing troopers picked his spot - in front of an abandoned school - and hit Stephens' bumper to get him to stop.

Stephens was accused of fatally shooting Robert Godwin Sr in Cleveland, Ohio as the 74-year-old grandfather was walking home from dinner on Easter Sunday.

Authorities had hoped for a different outcome.

"I said Steve, whatever you are thinking, I love you".

Godwin's daughter Brenda Haymon learned of Stephens' death as she was planning funeral arrangements for her father. He said he "just snapped".

"I don't want that man to die, I want him brought to justice", one of his sons, Robby Miller, told CNN.

Godwin will be laid to rest Saturday, almost a week after his last meal with his children.

Surveillance video shows Facebook murder suspect being chased by police in Erie