Steve Stephens, the Cleveland kill presume who posted video of the killing on Facebook, killed himself in Pennsylvania after a police pursue, officers said Tuesday. Somebody recognized Stephens' white Ford Fusion in the parking area of a McDonald's close Erie and called experts, Pennsylvania State Police said. Stephens fled, and state troopers gave pursue. One trooper played out a "PIT" move, a key method for slamming an auto to cripple it.
"As the vehicle was turning wild from the PIT move, Stephens pulled a gun and shot himself in the head," Pennsylvania State Police said. For two days, law enforcement search to find Stephens, the man wanted for the death of Robert Godwin, a self-trained repairman and granddad of 14 kids.
"We're thankful this has finished," Cleveland Police Chief Calvin Williams said. "We would incline toward that it had not finished along these lines on the grounds that there are a great deal of inquiries, I'm certain, that the family as well as the city by and large would have had for Steve."
Godwin's little girl Brenda Haymon educated of Stephens' demise as she was arranging memorial service courses of action for her dad. "Everything I can state is that I wish he had gone down in a hail of 100 projectiles," Haymon said. "I wish it had gone down like that rather than him shooting himself." Godwin, 74, was shot Sunday while walking home from an Easter meal with his children in Cleveland. Stephens later posted video of the elderly man's death on Facebook. Watch video