BREAKING: Facebook Killer Commits Suicide

The Cleveland man suspected of murdering an elderly man and posting video on Facebook has committed suicide.

Pennsylvania State Police say they pursued Steve Stephens this morning in Erie County. But before they could apprehend him, he fatally shot himself inside his vehicle.


The Cleveland Police Department is asking the suspect who shot and killed a man live on Facebook to turn himself in. At a news conference yesterday, Police Chief Calvin Williams asked the suspect – who has been identified as Steve Stephens – to end the manhunt peacefully.

Authorities say Stephens streamed the deadly shooting on social media pages yesterday afternoon. Police have identified the victim as 74-year-old Robert Goodwin, Sr. It’s believed that he was believed to be a random target. Stephens claimed that he's committed other homicides, but Williams says there's only one victim they are aware of.

Williams has also issued a personal plea to Stephens to reach out to local clergy and bring this to a peaceful end. Williams adds that Stephens is considered armed and dangerous. He's described as six-foot-one, nearly 250-pounds with a bald head and full beard. Williams says the shooter is driving a White Ford Focus.

  • Officials stress that Stephens is believed to be armed and dangerous – those who believe they’ve seen him are instructed to not approach him, but to call 911 instead.

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