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A makeshift memorial sits along a fence near where Robert Godwin Sr was killed in Cleveland A makeshift memorial sits along a fence near where Robert Godwin Sr was killed in Cleveland
Sherri Watson | 20 April, 2017, 06:22

Stephens, who was 37, posted video on Facebook of his seemingly random killing of 74-year-old Robert Godwin Sr.in Cleveland on Sunday. "After a brief pursuit, Stephens shot and killed himself", Pennsylvania State Police said on Twitter.

Ahead of an annual Facebook keynote Tuesday, the CEO of the company offered his condolences to the family of the man who was shot and killed by Steve Stephens, before the video was posted to the social media site on Easter Sunday.

Police would not speculate on what was behind the killing, but in the video and other footage he posted, Stephens talked about losing everything he had to gambling and having trouble with his girlfriend - he said he "just snapped".

A lineup of local law enforcement including Pennsylvania State Police, Wesleyville Police and the Erie County District Attorney's Office briefed the press both local and national Tuesday afternoon at the state police barracks in Lawrence Park.

The incident was the latest grisly crime posted on Facebook, reviving questions about videos posted on the world's largest social network, and how - or if - they can be monitored.

Facebook killer Steve Stephens is dead after a national manhunt, and RadarOnline.com has learned that he had a shocking request in his final moments alive: McNuggets.

Lane said she's devastated that the victim said her name before he was shot. But Stephens did not wait, he said.

"We feel awful for the family of Mr. Godwin and their tragic loss", Nancy Kortemeyer told the Daily News.

In interviews before Stephens' death, some of Godwin's relatives forgave his killer.

The chase lasted 2 miles, and troopers managed to disable Stephens' vehicle, state police said. Stephens also broadcast a live video, in which he claimed to be responsible for numerous other murders. "Period", Cleveland's police chief said.

"I feel bad. The last thing that he would have said was my name and didn't know me or why he was saying it". The behavioral health agency where he worked said an extensive background check before he was hired turned up nothing worrisome.

The man known as the "Facebook Killer" was found dead after a brief police pursuit in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania, authorities said on Tuesday. A video uploaded two minutes later appears to show him gunning down Godwin.

They said they have had no contact with the suspect, Steve Stephens, since Sunday, when they tried to persuade him to surrender while talking to him on his cellphone after the shooting.