McNuggets order led police to Facebook killer

Facebook live murder suspect Steve Stephens kills himself after pursuit

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Cleveland.com reports officers didn't find any electronic devices inside gunman Steve Stephens' auto after he led police on a 2-mile chase in Erie, Pennsylvania, and then shot himself dead Tuesday.

(Cleveland Police via AP, File). The video remained on the social network for about two hours before it was taken down.

After recognizing Stephens, the worker was able to give authorities extra response time by delaying his order.

Chief Williams took questions from the media but refused to comment on the tactics used by the Pennsylvania State Police and said the investigation is still in its early stages.

The McDonald's employee called police as Stephens proceeded down the drive-thru, DuCharme said. Police caught up with him shortly after the exchange, and, following a brief chase, Stephens shot and killed himself, according to police.

The pursuit came after Stephens was spotted at a McDonald's in Erie, where workers reported that Stephens came to the drive-thru and ordered 20 chicken nuggets and a basket of fries.

Pennsylvania State Police have confirmed that an OH man who was suspected of murdering a man on Facebook Live killed himself after a "brief pursuit" from police.

A widespread manhunt ensued, and there was no sign of Stephens until a little after 11 a.m. on Tuesday.

Now, more than 100 miles from the shooting, his time on the run was almost up.

But more than 100 miles from the shooting, Stephens' time on the run was almost up when t he attendant who took his money recognised the suspect and dialled 911.

Stephens had been on the run for nearly three days when he stopped for a 20 piece Chicken McNugget and an order of fries. He took his McNuggets and whipped out of the parking lot, almost hitting Gail Wheeler, 54, a retail operations manager from Erie who was on her way home from the grocery store.

Wheeler followed behind for a couple miles.

Lane said her and Stephens were romantically involved for a while and had discussed getting married. "It was loud and distinctive", Wheeler said. "I wish it had gone down like that instead of him shooting himself".

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf thanked police for their actions during the pursuit and said that no one else had been hurt. He was closest to the vehicle. Each one of us forgive the killer, the murderer.

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