He shot and killed himself in Pennsylvania following a short police pursuit, bringing a three-day manhunt to a close, authorities said.
Pennsylvania State Police confirmed Tuesday afternoon that Steve Stephens, the OH man who shot and killed 74-year-old Robert Godwin on Sunday and then uploaded a video of the slaying to Facebook, is dead.
Acting on the tip, police arrived at the Erie McDonald's and spotted Stephens leaving the fast-food restaurant.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg commented on the incident following criticism over the social-media giant's failure to more closely monitor violence on its platforms.
Police got a tip saying Stephens' auto was in a McDonald's parking lot there.
Facebook took down the video, as well as others he posted, and disabled his account within a few hours.
DuCharme says Stephens replied he had no time to wait and drove away.
Ed Villone, the commander of Youngstown State's police academy, said getting those questions answered now is going to be more of a challenge.
Henry Sayers, the restaurant's manager, told The New York Times that Stephens bought a 20-piece Chicken McNuggets and large French fries for $5.35, and that employees tried to stall the murderer by purposely delaying his order of fries.
Steve Stephens, 37 and thought to have been mentally unstable, had been on the run since 74-year-old Robert Godwin Sr was shot dead on Easter Sunday, seemingly at random in broad daylight in Cleveland, Ohio.
Cleveland police are saying the video never should have been shared.
Godwin is known to be Stephens' only victim, even though he wrote about killing 12 to 15 people.
In the video, Stephens told Mr Godwin the name of his girlfriend and said: "She's the reason that this is about to happen to you".
And what about that $50,000 reward offered in the case?