Steve Stephens: Cleveland Facebook killer 'shoots himself after police chase'

Sean Morrison
Police say the Cleveland Facebook killer Steve Stephens has been found dead after a 'brief' police pursuit: Facebook

A cold-blooded killer who shot an elderly man and posted the footage on Facebook has been found dead after a police chase.

Steve Stephens, 37, was spotted and chased by police before shooting himself on Tuesday, Pennsylvania State Police say.

He killed 74-year-old grandfather Robert Godwin Jr and posted footage of the killing of Facebook.

In a post on Twitter, police wrote: “Steve Stephens was spotted this morning by PSP members in Erie County.

"After a brief pursuit, Stephens shot and killed himself.”

Stephens was on the run from police since he posted a video of the killing on the social networking site on Easter Sunday.

He also claimed to have murdered 14 other people.

Victim: Robert Godwin (Facebook)

Officers immediately issued an aggravated murder warrant for the Stephens.

The Facebook video, which has since been removed, reportedly shows him driving up to his victim in the street and opening fire.

He allegedly shot Mr Godwin in the head before leaving him lying bloodied in the street.

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