The ruthless killer who gunned down a Cleveland grandfather and posted the murder on Facebook took his own life in his car Tuesday while being chased by police in Pennsylvania, according to local reports.
Steve Stephens, 37, shot himself while driving his white Ford Fusion to Erie County in the state’s northwestern corner, GoErie.com reported.
Pennsylvania state police spotted the vehicle in Erie County and tried to pull it over before Stephens blew himself away.
“After a brief pursuit, Stephens shot and killed himself,” police said on Twitter, providing no
Spike strips were reportedly used during the chase, Erie News Now reported.
Stephens was found dead near Buffalo Road and Downing Avenue around 11:10 a.m., police said.
The car, pointed west, came to a stop in the westbound lane of Buffalo Road, across from the former Burton Elementary School at 1660 Buffalo Road.
Police blocked off the entire school grounds.
Stephens was wanted on an aggravated murder charge in the shooting death of 74-year-old Robert Godwin Sr., who was picking up aluminum cans Sunday after spending Easter with his family.
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