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Suspect in Facebook video murder kills himself

McDonald's employee recognized Steve Stephens as he was ordering at drive-thru Suspect in Facebook video murder kills himself
Ramiro Mantilla | 23 Abril, 2017, 08:52

The Pennsylvania McDonald's employees who tipped off police and tried to stall Facebook murder suspect Steve Stephens are being called heroes on social media.

A man suspected of randomly shooting a grandfather and posting video of it to Facebook has taken his own life.

Stephens made the 74-year-old Godwin say Lane's name before gunning him down at random Easter Sunday on Cleveland's East Side, police say.

The pursuit came after Stephens was spotted at a McDonald's in Erie, where workers reported that Stephens came to the drive-thru and ordered 20 chicken nuggets and a basket of fries.

But Godwin's daughters, Tonya R. Godwin-Baines and Debbie D. Godwin, wanted to reassure Lane that Stephens' actions were not her fault and that she shouldn't blame herself.

By the time Stephens left the restaurant and turned onto Buffalo Road, where police say he ultimately killed himself, police were right behind him, DuCharme said.

The WKYC Facebook page has been filled with people thanking and congratulating the McDonald's employee for their bravery.

Lane told the news station that she and Stephens were in a serious relationship and had considered an engagement not too long before they mutually broke up in part because of his gambling issues. The company has since announced it is launching a review for reporting harmful content.

"This is something that should not have been shared around the world".

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

In the video of the shooting, Stephens told Godwin the name of his girlfriend and said, "She's the reason that this is about to happen to you".

Stephens drove off, leading police on a short chase. "Period", Cleveland's police chief said.