Accused Facebook Live Murderer Takes Own Life After Police Pursuit

Steve W. Stephens, the man accused of killing a random passer-by on Sunday while streaming the murder to Facebook Live, has taken his own life after a brief police pursuit. 

Stephens, who was accused of shooting 74-year-old stranger Robert Godwin Sr. in Cleveland, Ohio, was spotted by police in Pennsylvania at around 11am local time.
Those officers unsuccessfully attempted a traffic stop, at which point Stephens sped off. When his vehicle did eventually stop, police officers approached, at which point Stephens took his own life.

Cleveland police chief Calvin Williams confirmed the death, saying “we would like to have brought Steve in peacefully and really talked to him about why this happened, because there may be other people out there in similar situations that we can help by finding out why he did what he did and what drove him to this.”

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has briefly addressed the killing, telling a conference “we have a lot of work — and we will keep doing all we can to prevent tragedies like this from happening.”

Source: Sydney Morning Herald 
Photo: Cleveland Police / Twitter.