|Steve Stephens has committed suicide. |
He was wanted for shooting dead
74-year-old Robert Godwin in a random
act of violence on Sunday
By ASHLEY COLLMAN FOR DAILYMAIL.COM
The man wanted for shooting dead a 74-year-old man and posting video of the heinous act to Facebook has committed suicide.
Police in Erie, Pennsylvania say Steve Stephens shot himself while driving into town on Tuesday, around 11:10am.
State Police officers were tailing Stephens' white Ford Fusion on Buffalo Road, across from an old elementary school, when he killed himself, they said.
The street has been blocked off while police carry out their investigation.
Erie is located about 100 miles east of Cleveland, Ohio where Stephens shot dead Robert Godwin on Sunday, in a random act of violence after breaking up with his girlfriend.
On Monday, Cleveland cops said they had expanded their search to five states including Pennsylvania.
Stephens' cellphone pinged in Erie not long after the murder, but it seems that he didn't travel further after that.
At a Monday press conference, officials said that Stephens could be anywhere in the country, as they offered up a $50,000 reward for information leading to his arrest.