On April 11, a McDonald's drive-thru worker recognized the wanted man suspected of killing at least one man in cold blood and broadcasting the murder on Facebook.
The search for Steve Stephens, the man accused of shooting a 74-year-old dead on Easter Sunday, ended Tuesday morning when he was found dead inside his auto in Erie, Pennsylvania.
Pennsylvania State Police said officers saw Stephens in Erie County on Tuesday morning.
Officers went after him, even bumping his auto to try to get it to stop.
He shot and killed himself Tuesday after leaving a McDonald's in Erie.
As officers approached the vehicle, Steve Stephens, "took his own life", Williams said.
Tony Henderson, Stephen's neighbor across the street said that what Steve did on social media might be shocking for everyone but not so much a shock for him. "I am sorry that all of this has happened". "We will keep doing all we can to prevent tragedies like this from happening".
Stephens subsequently went on a Facebook Live rant where he claimed to have killed a dozen other people, however Cleveland police said they have found no evidence to back up those claims.
She also said Stephens was "a nice guy" who was good to her and her children. Within a day, authorities expanded the search nationwide and offered a $50,000 reward for information leading to his capture.
Stephens posted the video on his Facebook profile page along with broadcasting a Facebook Live video explaining that he was going to kill other people.
Williams, the police chief, said Lane is safe and has been cooperating with investigators.
Stephens was spotted at a nearby McDonald's by a resident who recognized his vehicle, Cleveland police said.
Facebook suspended Stephens' account 23 minutes after being alerted to the video, manager Justin Osofsky said in a blog post late Monday.
Facebook subsequently acknowledged it had taken it more than two hours to remove the clips after the first video was posted, despite it having received complaints in the interim.
She told the affiliate that she tried to reach Stephens after the video of the killing surfaced on Facebook, but he didn't answer his phone.