McDonald's staff tried to stall Facebook murder suspect, says owner

Only Steve Knows: Police Baffled by Facebook Video Killing

Stephens had been on the run for almost 48 hours after posting grisly video on Facebook of himself shooting and killing 74-year-old Robert Godwin, 695 East 93rd Street in Cleveland.

Coroner Lyell Cook told Action News Wednesday afternoon that the autopsy had not yet been completed, and Cook had not made a legal identification.

His craving for fries and chicken McNuggets led him to the fast food restaurant, where an employee recognized him and called police. While the auto was spinning out of control Stephens pulled a pistol and shot himself in the head, Pennsylvania State Police said.

"She's the reason why this is about to happen to you", Stephens said on a video posted on Facebook. "Because I know that he's a sick individual", Debbie said.

"[The employee] said, 'I think that's the guy".

'I'm thinking at that point he might have been thinking someone in the store recognized him, and he was trying to get out of here, ' Ducharme said.

Steve Stephens, 37, is suspected of killing 74-year-old Robert Godwin on Sunday, April 18, 2017 in a residential area east of Cleveland, police said.

Lane told CNN affiliate WJW she was devastated the victim said her name before he was shot.

Godwin's daughter, Brenda Haymon, learned of Stephens' death as she was planning funeral arrangements for her father.

According to the owner, Tom Ducharme Jr., the suspect, Steve Stephens, placed an order then drove to the window.

"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".

In an interview with CNN, several of Godwin's children said they held no animosity toward Stephens, either.

"Basically just told him it was gonna be a minute for his fries, which it wasn't, really". And he didn't want to wait for the fries, which is fine, but he took his six-piece, didn't want any money back and headed out onto Buffalo Road.

After a brief vehicle chase ended in front of an abandoned school, the alleged gunman was pronounced dead at the scene due to an apparent suicide.

"Each one of us forgives the killer, the murderer", Godwin-Baines said Monday.



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