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Cleveland Facebook Killer Shoots Himself Dead After Police Chase

Steve Stephens
Steve Stephens Photo Credit: FACEBOOK photo

The man wanted for killing an elderly man in cold blood in Cleveland and posting a video of it on Facebook shot and killed himself after a brief pursuit in Erie County, PA early Tuesday, authorities said.

Authorities pinging his phone said Steve Stephens -- who'd become the focus of a nationwide manhunt -- was headed east through Pennsylvania, possibly to New York State when a tip came in around 11 a.m., Cleveland Police Chief Calvin Williams told reporters.

Stevens had been seen in a McDonalds parking lokt near Erie, PA -- about 100 miles away, the chief said.

Seeing the responding officers, Stevens sped off, Williams said.

They caught up to him two miles down the road, where Stephens shot himself, the chief said.

A medical examiner pronounced him dead at the scene, he said.

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