Facebook Killer Dead After Being Confronted by Police

Yolanda Curtis
April 19, 2017

The video of the killing was up for three hours before it was taken down, raising questions about Facebook's handling of objectionable material posted by its users.

Stephens then fatally shot himself inside the auto. According to CNN, the video remained on his page for two hours before being taken down by the social-media site's administrators. It appears that a tip-off led police to finding his auto in a McDonalds parking lot this morning, after which police briefly pursued Stephens.

Cleveland authorities held a news conference after the death of Steve Stephens, suspected of killing a Cleveland man last week, was confirmed Tuesday.

"Our hearts go out to the family and friends of Robert Godwin Sr.", Zuckerberg told audiences. "In it, he said, 'I snapped, I just snapped.'", reported AP on Tuesday.


At around 11 a.m., Stephens pulled into a McDonald's in Erie County, Pennsylvania, and ordered a 20-piece chicken nuggets and bucket of fries, GoErie.com reports. Despite initial reports, Facebook denies that it was broadcast live on its platform, claiming that Stephens uploaded the video after the shooting.

After Godwin complies, Stephens responds: "She's the reason why this is about to happen to you", before fatally shooting his victim through a white plastic bag Godwin held up in a bid to protect himself.

She said the two had dated for awhile.

They said the chase lasted two miles and that officers had managed to disable Stephens vehicle.


Mr Godwin did not seem to recognise the name.

Prior to the chase Tuesday, Cleveland Police issued an aggravated murder warrant for Stephens and offered a $50,000 reward for information leading to his capture.

Stephens s photo had gone up on billboards and more than 400 tips had poured in before the suspect was spotted in Pennsylvania.

A post shared online and in the media from Lane's now-deleted Facebook page says she "can't believe this is happening".


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