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Recap after Steve Stephens kills himself in car following dramatic police chase

Steve Stephens, 37, was on the run for two days after he gunned down Robert Godwin, 74, in cold blood before posting footage of the horrific crime on Facebook

A man who killed a pensioner and posted gruesome video of the murder on Facebook killed himself in his car after a police chase,.

Steve Stephens, 37, had been on the run since he gunned down a stranger, Robert Godwin Snr, 74, at random on Sunday afternoon in the US city of Cleveland.

In a video on Facebook the suspect boasted of killing more than a dozen other victims, but police say they have not linked him to any other victims or incidents.

In another video he rambled on about breaking up with “the love of my life” and admitted losing “everything” gambling at a casino.

Mr Godwin, father-of-10 and great-grandfather, was collecting discarded aluminium cans when he was approached and fatally shot in the street.

A $50,000 (£40,000) reward was offered for information of his whereabouts.

After two days on the run, Stephens shot himself after being chased by police when he was spotted in a McDonald’s car park.

 
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