An alert McDonald's employee led Pennsylvania police to the suspect in a Cleveland slaying that was recorded and posted on Facebook.
Wright said Facebook now faces questions about why no one reported the video for hours.
Robert Godwin, 74, was killed Sunday while walking down the sidewalk on a Cleveland street.
The employee took Stephens' money and waited for him to drive up to the next window before calling the police, DuCharme said.
(AP Photo/James H. Collins, File). The company said that Stephens posted a video of himself announcing his intent to commit murder, then two minutes later posted another video of himself shooting and killing Godwin.
The social services agency that employed a Cleveland man who shared video of an apparently random killing he committed says the suspect's suicide brings both relief and sadness.
A man who posted a video of himself on Facebook killing an elderly man shot and killed himself after a "brief pursuit" by Pennsylvania state police officers yesterday. While the vehicle was spinning out of control Stephens pulled a pistol and shot himself in the head, Pennsylvania State Police said. He didn't really know how to talk to us ladies.
Dr. Naftali Berrill, director of the New York Center for Neuropsychology and Forensic Behavioral Science, told ABC News that the decision to upload video footage of a crime to social media may stem from a perpetrator's desire to take control of a situation.
Rumors that Stephens' phone pinged in the Erie, Pennsylvania area surfaced Monday, but Pennsylvania State Police said in a news conference Tuesday that they "had no direct knowledge" of that. In it, he said, "I snapped, I just snapped".
Incredibly, two of the victim's daughters said they forgive their father's killer. The owner of another account in Baltimore posted: "Many of you will be dead".
The break in the case came when police received a tip that Stephens was at the McDonald's in Erie, in far western Pennsylvania about 100 miles east of Cleveland, where he ordered a 20-piece Chicken McNuggets and fries.
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He also fixed cars on the side to help support his family when he was working. "But we know we need to do better", Osofsky said. Cleveland police chief Calvin Williams confirmed one killing but said they did not know of any other victims.
"We are in the early stages of this", Williams said.
"They got to grow up without a daddy", she said.
Later Sunday, Stephens uploaded a video to his Facebook page showing a gun pointed at a man's head.
The McDonald's employee called police as Stephens proceeded down the drive-thru, DuCharme said.
The suspect, Steve Stephens, was found dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound in Erie, Pa.
The video of the killing was on Facebook for about three hours before it was removed.
In an interview last month at the company's Menlo Park, California, headquarters, Facebook executives said that the majority of live video content posted on the site is positive in nature. "Period", Cleveland's police chief said.
This image from video posted on Facebook shows Robert Godwin Sr. moments before being fatally shot.
"Each one of us forgives the killer, the murderer", she told Cleveland TV station WJW.
Stephens killed himself, authorities said. A $50,000 reward is being offered for information leading to his capture and prosecution.