McDonald's applauds crew members who recognized man wanted in Facebook video killing

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A fast-thinking McDonald's employee is being heralded as a hero for helping bring the nationwide manhunt for Steve Stephens to an end in Erie, Pa. The worker alerted the supervisor and owner. While on the lam, he drove through a Pennsylvania McDonald's and ordered a 20-piece Chicken McNuggets and fries.

After a brief chase, Stephens stopped his vehicle, Williams said.

Police had launched a national search for the fugitive gunman and offered a $50,000 (£38,950) reward for information leading to his capture. The money would come from the FBI, ATF and U.S. Marshal Service.

"I forgive him because we are all sinners", Robby Miller, Godwin's son, said in an interview with CNN (twx).

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The drive through attendant noticed his white Ford Fusion and as a way to stall Stephens while employees called the cops, told him he would have to wait for his fries. "I'm just so proud of them".

Police say 37-year-old Steve Stephens killed Robert Godwin in Cleveland, as the grandfather was walking home from an Easter meal.

Stephens fatally shot Robert Godwin Sr.in Cleveland on Easter Sunday, blaming the murder on Joy Lane. "Some even said he should have killed me". Stephens is armed and unsafe, police said. They put out a message saying people in states such as Pennsylvania, Michigan, Indiana and NY needed to be on the lookout for Stephens.

Steve Stephens, as seen in an undated photo provided by the Cleveland Police.

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CLEVELAND - Pennsylvania police say a cellphone used to record video of a Cleveland retiree's shooting death that was posted on Facebook was not found in the killer's vehicle.

In the video, Stephens told Godwin the name of his girlfriend and said, "She's the reason that this is about to happen to you".

"From a law enforcement and apprehension perspective, having a person's face out there no longer makes them invisible", he says.

Godwin, Sr., was a father of 10 and one of the sweetest people, his family told FOX 8 News.

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