As police close in, Facebook killer takes own life

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The suspected shooter, Steve Stephens, killed himself on Tuesday following a brief pursuit by Pennsylvania State Police officers.

He said he saw a state police cruiser ram Stephens' auto from behind, causing his back driver's side tire to blow out.

The family of Robert Godwin Sr., the 74-year-old Cleveland man whose apparently random killing was videotaped and posted to Facebook, say they wish the killer had been brought in alive instead of committing suicide.

(AP Photo/Tony Dejak). Cleveland Police Chief Calvin Williams answers questions during a news conference, Tuesday, April 18, 2017, in Cleveland.

Stephens, who had no prior criminal record, was not suspected in any other killings, Cleveland officials had said. "This isn't just about finding a Pokemon in a one-block radius", Zuckerberg said.

While speaking at the company's annual conference for software developers, the Facebook chief also expressed his sympathies to the family of the shooting victim Robert Godwin Sr.

"I'm not happy he's dead at all, not at all".

She said she tried to reach him after the video was posted on Facebook but he never answered his phone. Acting on a tip, Pennsylvania State Police spotted Stephens, 37, in Erie County, in the state's northwest corner, and went after him. The chase lasted 2 miles before Stephens took his own life, police said. Stephens ordered a 20-piece Chicken McNuggets and fries. She said even after they parted she was still trying to get him to reach out for help with a gambling habit.

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During the chase a trooper rammed into his vehicle. She then saw officers approach the auto.

Green said of Lane: "It's not her fault". Facebook said it removed the video of the shooting 23 minutes after learning of it.

According to the Associated Press, Facebook announced on Monday that following the killing, it has launched a review for reporting harmful content on the platform.

"This is something that should not have been shared around the world".

In an interview with CNN, Stephens' mother said he told her he shot the man because he was "mad with his girlfriend".

Stephens demanded Godwin repeat the name of his former girlfriend.

They last talked Saturday night, she told the affiliate, when Stephens told her he'd quit his job and was moving out of state.

Stephens said in a separate video on Facebook on Sunday that he had already killed a dozen others.

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