McDonald's drive-thru pit stop leads to Facebook killer

Gladys Abbott
April 21, 2017

Police would not speculate on what triggered the killing, but in the video and other footage he posted, Stephens talked about having trouble with his girlfriend and losing everything he had to gambling.

The McDonald's employee called police as Stephens proceeded down the drive-thru, DuCharme said.

Facebook slaying suspect Steve Stephens was undone by a 20-piece Chicken McNuggets and an order of fries.

"Facebook Killer" Steve Stephens was spotted just after 11 a.m. this morning by an alert citizen near the intersection of Buffalo Road and Downing Avenue in Erie County, Pennsylvania, which is less than two miles from PSP Troop E headquarters".

The family of his victim, 74-year-old Robert Godwin, had publicly urged Stephens to turn himself in. When Stephens saw police approaching, he drove off.

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Stephens' vehicle sustained minor damage after a trooper couldn't stop in time and hit the auto, but no injuries to law enforcement were reported.

Stephens uploaded video of himself shooting Godwin to his Facebook page. He took his McNuggets and whipped out of the parking lot, almost hitting Gail Wheeler, 54, a retail operations manager from Erie who was on her way home from the grocery store. "If you did it, you have to face your crime", she said. His auto did a half-turn and came to rest against the curb, and she heard a gunshot, she said. The one officer just shook his head. The company has since announced it is launching a review for reporting harmful content.

(Cleveland Police via AP, File).

A manhunt was launched for the 37-year-old after he shot dead Robert Godwin Sr in Cleveland, Ohio on Sunday.

Cleveland Police issued an aggravated murder warrant for Stephens and a $50,000 reward was offered for information leading to his capture.

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