UPDATE: During an afternoon press conference Tuesday, Pennsylvania authorities confirmed that suspected Facebook Live shooter Steve Stephens died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound after encountering state police in Erie County.
Mayor Frank Jackson, stated that we now have ‘closure‘ in this heartbreaking case. Thanking local, state and federal law enforcement agencies for their well organized response to the heartbreaking matter, Jackson called the murder of Godwin a ‘loss of innocence’ for the community.
Police Chief Calvin Williams, stated that approximately at 11 am, authorities received a tip that Stephens’ vehicle was spotted at an Erie county area McDonald’s and that as authorities attempted to make contact Stephens committed suicide.
‘There is a lot about this that we still don’t know‘ Williams stated while asking the public to allow authorities to continue their investigation. Williams thank the public, stating that they played an instrumental part in locating the suspect.
PREVIOUS: While the details surrounding this breaking development in the case of manhunt for suspected Facebook Live killer, authorities in Pennsylvania have announced that Steve Stephens has shot and killed himself.
According to authorities, Stephens, the individual believed responsible for the shooting death of Robert Godwin Sr. died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound following a brief police pursuit in Erie County.
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
Currently, Fox News is reporting that “Stephens was spotted by members of the state police who attempted a traffic stop” and that he had pulled off the road, parked, then committed suicide.