McDonald's Order Trips Up Cleveland Facebook Slaying Suspect

Facebook CEO vows to help prevent repeat of Cleveland murder posting

Facebook killer shot himself in the head as car spun out of control: police

The manhunt for the suspect accused of killing a person and airing it on Facebook Live is over, thanks in part to a McDonald's drive thru team in Harborcreek, Pennsylvania. Authorities say Stephens shot and killed himself during the pursuit.

Responding troopers spotted Stephens leaving the restaurant in Erie and went after him, bumping his vehicle to try to get it to stop, authorities said.

The technology giant's chief executive said "our hearts go out to the friends and family" of Mr Godwin, who was shot dead by Steve Stephens in the USA city of Cleveland in Sunday in an apparent random killing. Two cars were in front of his, and police were on the way by the time Stephens reached the pickup window. Police said that the suspect, 37-year-old Steve Stephens, apparently chose his victim at random, and then uploaded a video of the murder to Facebook.

Stephens, who had attended an Easter Sunday service before the shooting, demanded Godwin repeat the name of his former girlfriend.

"I guess he just gave up", Green said of her son. "I forgive him", Tonya Godwin Baines said. "I guess he wanted to be caught".

She said her father would be proud of their choice to forgive.

"The hashtags Joy Lane, Joy Lane massacre, I don't even know who Joy Lane is anymore, or how to pick up all the pieces of my world at this moment", Lane told WJW. But they ended their relationship and she pushed for him to seek help for issues with gambling.

The Godwin sisters told Lane that none of this was her fault and that they don't hold any animosity for her. Green said on a December 2015 casino trip they took together, Stephens emptied his banking account, waited overnight until more money became available and went back inside, only to lose more cash.

By the time he pulled out of the driveway and onto Buffalo Road, state police were behind him, DuCharme said.

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