Published: Wed, April 19, 2017
Sports | By Brett Lawson

Why Cleveland police can't track Steve Stephens' Ford Fusion using Global Positioning System

Why Cleveland police can't track Steve Stephens' Ford Fusion using Global Positioning System

The US man wanted for killing Godwin 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.

Pennsylvania State Police confirmed in a tweet shortly before noon that Stephens had committed suicide following a brief pursuit by police after he was spotted Tuesday morning.

"As the vehicle was spinning out of control from the PIT maneuver, Stephens pulled a pistol and shot himself in the head", Pennsylvania State Police said.

Cleveland Facebook killing suspect Steve Stephens was found dead with a self-inflicted gunshot wound Tuesday morning in Erie County, Pa.

Authorities said Godwin is the only known victim despite an extensive investigation into Stephens's claims to have killed others.

Steve Stephens was accused of shooting Robert Godwin Sr, 74, on a Cleveland footpath on Sunday before fleeing in a auto and uploading a video of the murder to Facebook, becoming the subject of a nationwide manhunt.

Stephens, 37, shared a recording on Sunday of himself announcing his plan to kill someone, then two minutes later posted another video of himself shooting and killing Godwin, Facebook said. He had many traffic violations but no criminal record, Williams said. Before Green's phone died, Stephens told her he was "shooting people" because he was "mad with his girlfriend" of about three years, his mother said.

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In his broadcast of the killing, Stevens can be heard asking Godwin to repeat the name of the former girlfriend.

The chase lasted 2 miles, and troopers managed to disable Stephens' auto, state police said. Stephens also mentioned in a video Sunday that he had gambled his money away.

It is not clear if Stephens was being helped by anyone. "I am sorry that all of this has happened". "He was kind and loving to me and my children", she told CBS News.

Police have not yet verified whether Stephens had killed others.

Police said earlier his cellphone signal was last detected on Sunday afternoon in Erie, Penn., roughly halfway between Cleveland and Buffalo, N.Y., which borders Ontario.

Tammy Godwin wanted to make sure her father's killer knew just what was taken from them - a good man who was the rock of his family.

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