Steve Stephens, the so-called “Facebook killer” that led to a multi-state manhunt after he brutally shot a Cleveland man in a random order, killed Tuesday morning in Erie County as the police closed in, Pennsylvania State Police said on Facebook.
Stephens was spotted by members of the state police who attempted a traffic stop and after a short chase, Stephens shot and killed.”
Pa. The Police have a briefing scheduled for Tuesday afternoon.
Stephens’ mom, Maggie Green, told Fox News on Tuesday they heard the news of her son’s death on the radio. They said that they thought that he would commit suicide, because he visited her home before the murder to say goodbye.
“‘Momma’ this will be the last time that you see me…I just wanted to see you for the last time,'” Green said that Stephens told her.
Green said Stephens had a problem with gambling.
“Steve was a good Christian person…he hit…he had a gambling problem,” she said.
During a press conference earlier this morning, Cleveland police said they did not know where Stephens was.
Stephens, 37, shot and killed Robert Godwin seemingly at random on Sunday, recording the encounter on his phone and uploading the gruesome video to Facebook. Godwin’s family said that he has no connection with Stephens or a woman Stephens mentioned.
Cleveland police on Monday advised residents of Pennsylvania, Michigan, Indiana and New York that Stephens could be in these states and the manhunt for Stephens quickly expanded nationwide.
Erie County, Pa. it is approximately 100 miles northeast of Cleveland.
Fox News’ Matt Finn contributed to this report.