The ‘Facebook killer’ Steve Stephens was pursued briefly by state police in Eerie County, Pennsylvania who tried to get him to stop. Stevens gave up, shot himself and died. Fox News reported:
Stephens was spotted in a McDonald’s parking lot just after 11 a.m. by a member of the public who quickly contacted Pennsylvania State Police. After a two-mile chase, “troopers attempted a PIT maneuver to disable Stephens’ vehicle…As the vehicle was spinning out of control from the PIT maneuver, Stephens pulled a pistol and shot himself in the head,” a state police Facebook statement said.
“We have closure in regards to the search for Steve Stephens,” Mayor Frank Jackson said during a Tuesday afternoon news conference in Cleveland.
Stephens was driving a white Ford Fusion, a picture of which had been circulated by police, when he was discovered.
According to Fox:
Stephens’ mom, Maggie Green, told Fox News on Tuesday she heard the news of her son’s death on the radio. She said she believed he would commit suicide because he visited her house before the murder to say goodbye.
“‘Momma this will be the last time you see me…I just wanted to see you for the last time,'” Green said that Stephens told her.
Green said Stephens had an issue with gambling.
“Steve was a good Christian person…he just snapped…he had a gambling problem,” she said.
Thirty-seven-year-old Stephens live-streamed himself murdering a completely innocent 74-year-old bystander at random in Cleveland, Ohio. When he confronted the man, who was collecting aluminum cans on the side of the road, he said that what was about to happen is because of Joy Lane. Lane turned out to be Stephens’ ex-girlfriend. The murder was live-posted to Facebook.
Stephens – who was added to the FBI’s 10 Most Wanted list – also claimed to have killed a dozen other people, but police haven’t been able to confirm that yet.
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