Suspect in Facebook video killing shoots himself to death

(Cleveland Police via AP, File).

Cleveland police issued an aggravated murder warrant for Stephens.

Police said the woman he referred to was in a safe place.

Police said they have received "dozens and dozens" of tips and possible sightings of the suspect, Steve Stephens, and tried to persuade him to turn himself in when they spoke with him via his cellphone on Sunday after the shooting. The incident was recorded and posted to Stephen's Facebook page.

State police caught up to Stephens quickly and gave chase.

(AP Photo/James H. Collins, File).

Mark Zuckerberg spoke publicly for the first time on Tuesday about the Cleveland murder video that stayed up on Facebook for almost two hours before it was removed.

Stephens was the target of an intense manhunt in the Easter Sunday slaying of mechanic Robert Godwin.

Steve Stephens, the man suspected of killing 74-year-old Robert Godwin and uploading a video of the murder to Facebook, has died following a police chase.

The manhunt for the Ohio Facebook killer is over.

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Steve Stephens' white Ford Fusion entered a drive-thru near Erie, Pennsylvania, just after 11:00 that morning, Cleveland Police Chief Calvin Williams confirmed at a press conference, according to The Daily Mail.

America's most wanted man for three days shot himself in the head Tuesday, following a vehicle chase involving Pennsylvania state police.

"All I can say is that I wish he had gone down in a hail of one hundred bullets", his daughter Brenda Haymon told CNN.

It took Facebook more than two hours to pull the video down.

Throughout the search, social media played a role in the investigation.

"We have a lot of work, and we will keep doing all we can to prevent tragedies like this from happening", he said.

Green stated that her son was a good Christian person, he just snapped.

The mother, who expressed her condolences to the Godwin family, said Wednesday she believes Stephens' breakup with Joy Lane triggered the killing. "And she said, 'Your father is dead'".

The break in the case came when police received a tip that Stephens' vehicle was in a McDonald's parking lot, Willlams said. State Police Maj. William Teper Jr. would say only that the tip came from a "concerned citizen".

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