Facebook slaying suspect Steve Stephens was undone by a 20-piece Chicken McNuggets and an order of fries.

The man who police say shot a Cleveland retiree at random and posted video of the killing on Facebook pulled up to the drive-thru window of a McDonald’s restaurant outside Erie, Pennsylvania, and waited for his order.

It was late Tuesday morning, almost lunchtime, and authorities were in the third day of an intensive manhunt for Stephens.

Now, more than 100 miles from the shooting, his time on the run was nearly up.

The attendant who took his money recognized the suspect and dialed 911. Stephens pulled up to the next window, where restaurant owner Thomas DuCharme Jr. and a supervisor tried stalling him by telling him his fries were delayed.

Stephens didn’t want to wait. He took his McNuggets and whipped out of the parking lot, nearly hitting Gail Wheeler, 54, a retail operations manager from Erie who was on her way home from the grocery store.

“Two seconds later, I hear these sirens, and they come whipping past me,” she told The Associated Press.

Wheeler followed behind for a couple miles. She said the chase slowed suddenly from 50 mph to about 20 mph when the road narrowed from four lanes to two.

One of the pursuing troopers picked his spot — in front of an abandoned school — and hit Stephens’ bumper to get him to stop. The Ford Fusion did a half-turn and came to rest at the curb.

Police were starting to get out of their cruisers when “I heard a shot. It was loud and distinctive,” Wheeler said.

“The next thing I know, they’re approaching the car. The one officer just shook his head. He was closest to the car. … They had their guns out but when he shook his head, they lowered their guns.”

Stephens killed himself, authorities said.

State police Major William Teper Jr. said the trooper who bumped Stephens’ car “saw him pull the gun out and shoot himself.”

Associated Press researcher Monika Mathur in Washington contributed to this report.

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12 thoughts on “McDonald’s Workers Led Police To Facebook Killer

  1. Dr. Larry on said:

    I think this would be a wonderful opportunity to pause for a moment and give thanks for the great contributions of the Black community to our society. Their peaceful and generous nature make them ideal neighbors, lending testimony to their exceptional family values and parenting skills unrivaled by any other culture. Their commitment to academic excellence enriches our schools and serves as an example to all who hope to achieve prominence as a people. Real estate values are fueled by the mix of African Americans into an area due to their caring and respectful nature of these communities, an example of all they have achieved through their enthusiasm for self improvement by hard work and a self-reliant can-do nature. Without their industrious and creative drive, we would be poorer as a nation

  2. Didn’t we all know that this coward would kill his self after reality set in for what he’d done with taking an innocent father, grandfather, loved one and friend’s life who hadn’t done anything to him and didn’t even know him. How could he face people and answer the question,Why? and have any kind of justifiable answer. So I knew he would take the cowards way out.

  3. americanize on said:

    Ok pay the McDonald worker.Whats up with these sexual deviates invading this black site with this BS Don,t be shocked if its trolls.

    • specialt757 on said:

      Yeah what is up with that? I thinks it’s petey getting his jollies, you know he sits under is trailer jerking off to porn all day. BAW could remove this garbage if they wanted to.

  4. specialt757 on said:

    Give this young lady that $50K quick fast and in a hurry. She is a hero in my book.
    SN: this dumb fool made a series of mistakes on his journey to hell, he wasn’t even smart enough to ditch the ford fusion with ohio plates knowing he’s the subject of a nationwide manhunt. God is a merciful God; he sure didn’t get what he deserved. Suicide was too easy.

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