How McDonald's workers led cops to Facebook slaying fugitive

At a Silicon Valley conference on Tuesday, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg briefly addressed the Cleveland case, saying Facebook has "a lot of work to do" and "we will keep doing all we can to prevent tragedies like this".

Stephens, 37, allegedly shot dead 74-year-old Robert Godwin as the victim walked home from Easter lunch on Sunday afternoon in Cleveland.

Stephens then posted a video of the slaying to Facebook.

The manhunt ended when police received a tip off shortly after 11:00 am (1500 GMT) that Stephens was sitting in a white Ford Fusion vehicle in a McDonald's parking lot near Erie Pennsylvania, just over the border from Ohio.

After thanking the media and the public for the more than 400 tips that came in troopers in Erie said they were on alert, looking for a white Ford and Stephens, because they knew he wanted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Police Chief Calvin Williams says anyone who thinks they've seen Stephens should call 911.

Stephens is believed to have videotaped his actions and published it on Facebook, along with another video threatening to kill others and claiming he had already killed 13 people. Authorities in Cleveland have expanded their manhunt nationwide for Stephens, a man suspected of gunning down a retiree and posting a video of the crime on Facebook.

"There might be people out there in similar situations and we could find out why he did what he did", said Williams.

Police picked up the trail in a chase that lasted 2 miles before Stephens took his own life, authorities said.

Cops had been on the hunt for Stephens ever since he shot Robert Godwin Sr., 74, on Facebook Live.

Police would not speculate as to what motivated the killing, but videos Stephens posted showed him talking about losing everything he had to gambling and trouble with his girlfriend.

An armor police vehicle drives through Fairmount park in Philadelphia, Monday, April 17, 2017.

Facebook has since announced it was launching a review for reporting harmful content.

In the video in which he blamed his girlfriend, Stephens said he woke up last week and "couldn't take it anymore".

The head of the U.S. Marshal's office in Cleveland says he's confident Stephens will be found.

Mr Tom Ducharme, owner of the restaurant near Erie, told CNN that Stephens drove up, placed an order and paid an employee, who recognised him and called police.

Police are on alert, including in NY, as a manhunt for the man accused of killing a stranger in Cleveland and posting a video of it on Facebook is now entering its third day.

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

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