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Cleveland murder suspect Steve Stephens kills himself after pursuit

Steve Stephens, the Cleveland murder suspect who posted video of the slaying on Facebook, killed himself in Pennsylvania after a police chase, officers said Tuesday.

Someone spotted Stephens’ white Ford Fusion in the parking lot of a McDonald’s near Erie and called authorities, Pennsylvania State Police said.Stephens fled, and state troopers gave chase.

One trooper performed a “PIT” maneuver, a strategic way of ramming a car to disable it. “As the vehicle was spinning out of control from the PIT maneuver, Stephens pulled a pistol and shot himself in the head,” Pennsylvania State Police said.

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