'We Have a Lot of Work' to Do
State police said officers spotted Steve Stephens earlier in the day in Erie County, which borders OH, after they received a tip that his vehicle was in a McDonald's parking lot. Williams added that police "wanted to bring him in safely" so they could talk to him to try to understand his motives.
Steve Stephens was accused of shooting Robert Godwin Sr on a Cleveland sidewalk on Sunday before fleeing in a auto and uploading a video of the murder to Facebook, becoming the subject of a nationwide manhunt. He allegedly recorded a video of himself killing a 74-year-old man.
"Update us just in case we can put spikes down", one voice says on the dispatch.
The video was then posted on Facebook.
Police believe Stephens might have left the state of Ohio. "I'm not happy what you did, but I forgive you".
The employee took Stephens' order and immediately dialled 911 to alert the authorities of his whereabouts.
The employee called state police as the manager and owner went to the window to give Stephens his chicken nuggets, but said his fries were going to be another minute.
As officers approached his auto, Stephens shot himself, Pennsylvania state police said on Tuesday on Twitter and at a news conference.
A trooper slid into Stephens' vehicle, causing minor damage, but no one was injured, police said.
Law enforcement officials had said on Monday that Stephens' cellphone was last tracked Sunday afternoon near Erie, about 100 miles (160 kilometers) east of Cleveland. But Stephens did not wait, he said. Godwin did not seem to recognize the name.
"We don't hate you, but you took something from us", Godwin's daughter Tammy Godwin said. "I am sorry that all of this has happened".
Robert Godwin, Sr. was shot and killed on a Cleveland street Easter Sunday.
The station says it was enough time for police to catch up to him.
Robert Godwin Sr., is being remembered as a wonderful person who taught his entire family about forgiveness.
Stephens' videos and posts related to the incident were removed from Facebook two hours after they were uploaded.
The break in the case came when police received a tip that Stephens's auto was in the McDonald's vehicle park in Erie, in the north-western corner of the state, about 100 miles east of Cleveland, authorities said.