Facebook killer takes his own life as police close in

Emotional 911 calls from frightened Cleveland residents who found the 74-year-old Facebook murder victim emerged Tuesday - painting a chilling picture of what happened in the aftermath of the cold blooded killing.

A patrol trooper involved with the pursuit struck Stephens' vehicle, causing minor damage, state police say. As of Monday evening, Stephens was still at large. It has been viewed more than 150,000 times.

Facebook's dilemma is part of a debate that has pulled in other technology giants including Twitter, Amazon and Google.

"There's some safeguards that are apparently going to have to be installed in our social media that catches things like that, so you can't maybe post a live homicide, as it were".

What do you think about Facebook's efforts to monitor violent content? "I truly can say I don't even feel any animosity against the guy that killed my father", she said.

In a blog post, Facebook's vice president of global operations, Justin Osofsky, said "we know we need to do better" regarding the efficiency of taking down and disabling unsafe content. A few minutes after that, he went live and confessed.

Zuckerberg said during his keynote speech at the company's F8 developer conference in California that the company's "next focus is to build community" and also to build "common ground" between users. "This is something that should not have been shared around the world, period", Williams said. "We work hard to keep a safe environment on Facebook, and are in touch with law enforcement in emergencies when there are direct threats to physical safety".

MORE: Videos show desperation of suspect in Facebook video killing The McDonald's employees tried to "buy some time for the cops" by telling Stephens his fries were delayed, but he said he had no time to wait and drove off, according to DuCharme. In the first video, he announced his intent to commit murder.

Facebook removed the footage hours after the attack. The company said it disabled the account 23 minutes later. He said authorities had received almost 400 tips to aid in the search for Stephens.

Stephens, who had been described as armed and risky, had been on the FBI's Most Wanted list with authorities offering up to $50,000 in rewards for information leading to his arrest. She laughed as she remembered how Godwin would tease her that he was her rock.

Police say a man suspected of randomly shooting a grandfather on an OH street and posting video of the killing to Facebook has taken his own life.

State police gave chase.

An alert McDonald's employee led Pennsylvania police to the suspect in a Cleveland slaying that was recorded and posted on Facebook.

She said Stephens was a vocational specialist who worked with youth and young adults.

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg commented on the incident following criticism over the social-media giant's failure to more closely monitor violence on its platforms.

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