The manhunt is over.
Steve Stephens, the man wanted for shooting dead a 74-year-old man and posting the video of the crime to Facebook has committed suicide.
Stephens, 37, turned the gun on himself during a police chase at around 11:10 a.m. Tuesday, Pennsylvania state police confirmed via its Twitter page.
Steve Stephens was spotted this morning by PSP members in Erie County. After a brief pursuit, Stephens shot and killed himself.
— PA State Police (@PAStatePolice) April 18, 2017
According to Cleveland Police Chief Calvin Williams, police received a tip Tuesday (April 18) that Stephens’ white Ford Fusion was at an Erie’s McDonald’s parking lot.
A short pursuit ensued and when police approached Stephens’ car, he fatally shot himself.
Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson added, “We have our closure in regards to our search for Steve Stephens.”
His death comes one day after Williams said in a press conference that authorities had received more than 400 tips about the case, with most being dead ends.
Stephen’s last known location was in the Pennsylvania area after his cell phone pinged off a tower in Erie. Stephens was known to frequent the Presque Isle Downs and Casino, reported ErieNewsNow.com
The search for Stephens began Easter Sunday after Cleveland police became aware of a Facebook video showing Stephens shoot dead Robert Godwin Sr. Police said Godwin was chosen at random.
Suspect blames girlfriend for shooting
Stephens’ mother, Maggie Green spoke to CNN, where she said she had been in contact with her son since the Facebook posts were uploaded.
According to Green, Stephens is “mad with his girlfriend that’s why he is shooting people and he won’t stop until his mother or girlfriend tell him to stop.”