McDonald's order trips up Facebook slaying suspect


The US man wanted for killing an elderly man in OH and then posting a video of the murder on Facebook fatally shot himself on Tuesday after a brief pursuit in neighbouring Pennsylvania, police said.

Acting on a tip, Pennsylvania state police spotted Stephens, 37, leaving a McDonald's in Erie and went after him, bumping his vehicle to try to get it to stop, authorities said.

Following a brief police pursuit, Stephens died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Ms Wheeler followed behind for a couple of miles and said the chase slowed suddenly from 50mph to about 20mph when the road narrowed from four lanes to two.

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

Almost two days after Steve Stephens fatally shot Godwin in cold blood, two of his daughters met with Joy Lane for the first time.

"All I can say is that I wish he had gone down in a hail of 100 bullets", Haymon told CNN.

Godwin, a self-taught mechanic, was taking a walk before Easter Sunday dinner when Stephens approached him and started a conversation which he recorded on his smartphone.

Stephens posted a video of himself killing Godwin, a former foundry worker and a father of 10.

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"Two seconds later, I hear these sirens, and they come whipping past me", she said.

"I love him and I forgive him".

"They don't make men like him anymore".

The mother, who expressed her condolences to the Godwin family, said Wednesday she believes Stephens' breakup with Joy Lane triggered the killing. He was a "big exaggerator", she said.

"I seen him in there ordering his food and I was like, 'Oh he look familiar, '" Byes told WIVB. Stephens had Godwin say the name of Stephens' estranged girlfriend before shooting him at point-blank range.

Police would not speculate on what was behind the killing, but in the video and other footage he posted, Stephens talked about losing everything he had to gambling and having trouble with his girlfriend.

"I guess he just gave up", Green said of her son. The victim recoils and falls to the ground. FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Cleveland Police shows Steve Stephens.

Williams says authorities received almost 400 tips on this case, and continued emphasizing the importance of reporting any possible leads.

After the Godwin shooting, Green said she called her son, whom she described as calm.