Stephens, the subject of a rapidly expanding nationwide manhunt following the horrific slaying Sunday in OH, was spotted by Pennsylvania State Police troopers in Erie County on Tuesday morning, the agency announced.
Robert Godwin Sr. was walking home from an Easter meal with his family when he was shot by a stranger, who then posted a video of the murder to Facebook.
Steve Stephens was wanted in a slaying that he apparently recorded Sunday in Cleveland, and posted on Facebook, setting off a manhunt that spread Monday across the north eastern United States.
Police would not speculate on what was behind the killing, but videos Stephens posted showed him talking about losing everything he had to gambling and trouble with his girlfriend. She heard the gunshots and looked outside to see what was going on.
Stephens' vehicle sustained minor damage after a trooper couldn't stop in time and hit the auto, but no other injuries to law enforcement were reported. A $50,000 reward is being offered for information leading to his capture and prosecution.More news: Juventus hold firm to knock out Barcelona
The chilling video was on Facebook for three hours before it was taken down, drawing criticism of the social network and renewing questions about how responsibly it polices objectionable material. "I am sorry that all of this has happened".
The owner of the restaurant, Tom DuCharme Jr., said an employee working the back drive-thru first made the identification.
Facebook says, "we know we need to do better".
Stephens had left the restaurant but stopped briefly when officers located his vehicle nearby.
Mr Zuckerberg went on to introduce new plans to include augmented reality experiences in Facebook apps, such as Messenger. I just snapped. I just killed 13 motherf---, man.More news: Vettel beats Hamilton in tense Bahrain GP
Federal partners were involved in the hunt for Stephens, and were stationed in Erie.
Wheeler said she followed the chase and saw a trooper clip Stephens' rear bumper.
Thousands of people around the world review millions of items that are reported to the company every week, he pointed out, and Facebook prioritizes items that have serious safety implications.
Pennsylvania State Police look over a auto as they investigate the scene where Steve Stephens, the suspect in the random killing of a Cleveland retiree posted on Facebook, was found shot dead Tuesday, April 18, 2.More news: Some US companies that have left or scaled back in Venezuela
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