Steve Stephens, the fugitive wanted in the murder of Robert Godwin, Sr.in Ohio was found dead in Erie, Pennsylvania on Tuesday. Stephens posted a video of him gunning down the 74-year-old man in Cleveland, Ohio on Sunday.
In a series of Facebook posts, Stephens blamed a former girlfriend for inspiring his murderous rage, and claimed he would kill again. A five-state wide manhunt ensued that stretched into Pennsylvania. On Monday, police received numerous tips that Stephens had been spotted in and around Fairmount Park in Philadelphia.
“Stephens died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound while driving a white Ford Fusion near Buffalo Road and Downing Avenue around 11:10 a.m,” Tim Hahn of Go Erie reported.
“State police were following the car as it headed west into Erie, according to dispatchers.”