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Manhunt For Cleveland Facebook Killer Ends But Not Before Extending Into CT

Steve Stephens is on the run. Photo Credit: Cleveland Police
"Wanted" billboards for Steve Stephens are now up in Connecticut. Photo Credit: WTNH screenshot
Police say Stephens is driving a white Ford Fusion. Photo Credit: Cleveland Police
The "seeking information" poster from the FBI for Steve Stephens, the suspect in a random fatal shooting in Cleveland on Easter Sunday. Photo Credit: FBI

Update: Steve Stephens killed himself just before noon Tuesday in Erie, Pa., according to multiple reports .

original story: FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. — The manhunt is now nationwide for a man who posted a video on Facebook as he randomly shot an elderly man to death in Cleveland. Billboards with the suspect's picture and his car are posted along I-95 and in other parts of the state on Tuesday morning, according to multiple media reports

There's no indication that 37-year-old Steve Stephens is in Connecticut, although authorities have no leads on where he might be since the Sunday murder in Ohio.

"The information regarding Stephens has been sent out across the country to all law enforcement agencies, and is available for all people to see and be aware of," Connecticut State Trooper Kelly Grant told WFSB-TV of the billboards.

In a Facebook message, Stephens blamed his ex-girlfriend as well as heavy losses in gambling for the violent rampage.

Robert Godwin, Sr., 74, was walking on a street in broad daylight on Easter Sunday when Stephens pulled over in his car and shot and killed him.

After the killing, Stevens said he had killed 13 people, a claim authorities said they have not been able to verify.

Stephens is considered armed and dangerous, and the public must remain vigilant, authorities said.

After the fatal shooting, Stephens' cellphone reportedly last pinged in Erie, Pa., about 100 miles east of Cleveland.

Police say Stephens is driving a white Ford Fusion.

Stephens is 6-foot-1, weighs about 244 pounds, and is bald with a full beard.

Click here to see the "seeking information" poster from the FBI, which is offering a $30,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of Stephens.

Click here to read the story at the WFSB-TV website.

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