According to a report by New York Times, the three-day manhunt in a fatal shooting that garnered intense attention all over the world ended on Tuesday,April 18, 2017 with a brief car chase.
Authorities said the suspect shot and killed himself at a close near Erie, Pa., about 100 miles east of Cleveland, where the had shot a 74-year-old man at random on Sunday, April 16, 2017.
It was also reported that the Police got a tip that Stephens’ vehicle, a white Ford Fusion, was in the parking lot of a McDonald’s restaurant.
When he left the lot, troopers tried to pull him over around 11 a.m. but Stevens escaped and raced away to make an escape but was unlucky as the short pursuit saw him giving up on running.
Chief Calvin D. Williams of the Cleveland Police Department said that Stephens pulled over and shot himself; he died at the scene.
Stephens, who reportedly had no criminal record, had worked at Beech Brook, a behavioral health agency that serves children, since 2008 as a vocationalist specialist, the agency said.