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20 April 2017, 09:28 | Justin Tyler

Steve Stephens was the centre of a huge police manhunt in the United States after the shooting of a pensioner in Cleveland.

He said he "just snapped".

Pennsylvania State Police said officers saw Stephens in Erie County on Tuesday morning.

Brenda Haymon, daughter of Godwin, learned that Stephens had killed himself while planning funeral arrangements for her father.

The disturbing video was posted on Sunday and remained on Facebook for more than two hours.

Pennsylvania State Police followed Stephens' white Ford Fusion in what authorities described as a short pursuit that never exceeded 50 miles per hour.

Stephens demanded Godwin repeat the name of his former girlfriend.

Stephens's mother told local news channel that she called him on Sunday after learning about the video, and he had told her he was shooting people because he was "mad with his girlfriend".

Investigators said that Mr Godwin was the only victim so far linked to Stephens, despite his claim on Facebook that he killed more than a dozen people.

"I want to send my condolences and that I'm very sorry that this happened to you", Lane replied.

Lane said her and Stephens were romantically involved for a while and had discussed getting married.

Gail Wheeler, of Erie, said she was stopped at a light at the McDonald's when Stephens came "whipping out" of the parking lot, almost hitting her. They last spoke on Saturday evening, Lane said, when he told her he was moving out of state and had quit his job.

"I seen him in there ordering his food and I was like, 'Oh he look familiar, '" Byes told WIVB. "And that's been hard", she said. The agency says that "every suicide is a tragedy" but that Stephens' death eliminates the community's fear that he might kill again.

Green said of Lane: "It's not her fault".

A Cleveland police news conference was scheduled for noon ET but had not yet started as of 12:15 p.m.

The killer often gambled in Erie, Pennsylvania, and he slept in his vehicle when he went there.

Facebook said Stephens' account was suspended within 23 minutes of the murder video being reported, but admitted it needs to "do better". "Period", Cleveland's police chief said.

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