The mother of Steve Stephens, who posted a video of him killing an elderly man, said her son had "snapped and turned into a whole different person".
Police tracked down Steve Stephens after he was spotted by employees at a drive-thru McDonald's in Pennsylvania, who stalled his order and rang 911.
Stephens was the focal point of a almost two-day nationwide manhunt after shooting and killing 74-year-old Robert Godwin about 2 p.m. on Easter Sunday, police said.
Just before Facebook's conference kicked off, Pennsylvania State Police reported Tuesday it found Stephens in Erie County, Pa., on Tuesday morning.More news: US FCC ends price caps on many business data lines
"As the vehicle was spinning out of control from the PIT maneuver, Stephens pulled a pistol and shot himself in the head", troopers wrote. He was a "big exaggerator", she said.
WICU reports that Stephens went to a McDonald's drive-thru and ordered chicken McNuggets and French fries. She then saw officers approach the auto.
A patrol trooper was not able to stop in time and slid into Stephens' vehicle.
Lane said she's devastated that the victim said her name before he was shot.More news: United Airlines to testify over passenger scandal
Police said it wasn't clear whether Stephens had any help while he was on the run or where he had been and that investigators will try to retrace his steps. He offered his condolences and reiterated the company's position that it will review its "reporting flows" so that users can flag video and other content that violates its policies.
(Cleveland Police via AP, File).
Wright said Facebook now faces questions about why no one reported the video for hours. In the video, Stephens approaches Godwin on a street in northeast Cleveland, and tells him to say the name of his girlfriend before telling the Godwin she is the reason "this is about to happen to you".
They last talked Saturday night, she told the affiliate, when Stephens told her he'd quit his job and was moving out of state. MORE: Daughter of man gunned down in Facebook video - "I saw the fear in my father's eyes " One of Godwin's daughters, Debbie Godwin, said she wished Stephens had been captured, saying he should have faced his crime.More news: Facebook murder suspect kills himself after police pursuit
The FBI has now joined in the hunt, offering a $50,000 reward for any information leading to Stephens' arrest.
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