Steve Stephens' death marked a violent end to a almost 48-hour nationwide manhunt.
State police said officers spotted Steve Stephens earlier in the day in Erie County, which borders OH, after they received a tip that his vehicle was in a McDonald's parking lot. He sped away, and police then hit his auto with their vehicle, causing him to lose control and spin out, at which point Stephens shot himself, Teper said. Williams added that police "wanted to bring him in safely" so they could talk to him to try to understand his motives.
Stephens posted the violent video of himself shooting Godwin to Facebook, and it took them almost 2 hours to find and remove the footage.
The shooting marked the latest video clip of a violent crime to turn up on Facebook, raising questions about how the world's biggest social media network moderates content.
"I'm not happy he's dead at all, not at all".
Stephens was the target of an intense manhunt in the Easter Sunday slaying of mechanic Robert Godwin in Cleveland.
One of Godwin's daughters, Debbie Godwin, said she wished Stephens had been captured.
Godwin was making his way home from celebrating Easter in Cleveland, Ohio, as Stephens said, "Here's somebody I'm about to kill".
Police soon arrived, and after a short vehicle chase, the so-called Facebook Killer ended his own life with a self-inflicted gunshot.
"From a law enforcement and apprehension perspective, having a person's face out there no longer makes them invisible", he says.
A post shared online and in the media from Lane's now-deleted Facebook page says she "can't believe this is happening".
Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg said: "Our hearts go out to the family and friends of Robert Godwin Sr".
DuCharme said a supervisor went to the window and tried to stall Stephens by telling him that his order of fries would need more time to cook.
Within a day, authorities expanded the search nationwide and offered a 50,000 dollar (£39,000) reward for information leading to his capture.