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Breaking News!!: Erie, PA: Nationwide manhunt for Steve W. Stephens ends with Facebook murder suspect killing himself.

Breaking News!!: Erie, PA: Nationwide manhunt for Steve W. Stephens ends with Facebook murder suspect killing himself.

The nationwide manhunt underway for Facebook murder suspect accused of shooting death of an elderly man in Cleveland, Ohio has ended on Tuesday, April 18th, 2017 when his body was found in a vehicle in Erie, Pennsylvania.

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The Pennsylvania State Police confirmed that 37 year old Steve W. Stephens was spotted by employees at a McDonald’s fast food restaurant on Buffalo Road.

An employee at a McDonald’s fast food restaurant called 911 well employees held up the suspect’s order until authorities arrived.

According to TMZ, Steve W. Stephens’ order of a 20 piece McNugget and a large fry, and employees at a McDonald’s fast food restaurant made it seem the fries weren’t ready so they could buy time.

Steve W. Stephens later shot and killed himself as authorities approached his vehicle.

Steve W. Stephens was filmed himself killing an elderly man, identified as 74 year old Robert Godwin Sr., who walking along East 93rd Street collecting aluminum cans on Sunday, April 16, 2017 then posting the video on Facebook.

A nationwide manhunt was launched for Steve W. Stephens on Monday, April 17th, 2017 with the Federal Bureau of Investigation is offering a reward of up to $30,000 for information leading to his arrest.

More information is still coming into ZachNews.

News Alert!!: Cleveland, OH: Nationwide manhunt for Facebook murder suspect Steve W. Stephens.

News Alert!!: Cleveland, OH: Nationwide manhunt for Facebook murder suspect Steve W. Stephens.

A nationwide manhunt underway for Facebook murder suspect accused of shooting and killing an elderly man in Cleveland, Ohio on Sunday, April 16, 2017 then posting the video on Facebook.

The Cleveland Division of Police, the Federal Bureau of Investigations, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms, and the United States Marshals Service are working together on the nationwide manhunt for the murder suspect, identified as 37 year old Steve W. Stephens,

According to the Cleveland Police Department, Steve W. Stephens filmed himself killing an elderly man, identified as 74 year old Robert Godwin Sr., who walking along East 93rd Street collecting aluminum cans.

Steve W. Stephens is seen in the video walking up to Robert Godwin Sr., ask him to say some name, pointed a gun at him, and shooting him.

Steve W. Stephens then is seen running to his vehicle where he then driving off leaving Robert Godwin Sr. behind on the sidewalk.

The video of the killing was then posted to Facebook where Steve W. Stephens bragged about having committed many other homicides.

The video has since been removed from Facebook, but has been spotted reported on YouTube.

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Mourners gathered at a vigil on Monday, April 17th, 2017 to remember Robert Godwin Sr., who’s described by family and friends as a man who loved his kids and would never hurt anybody.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation is offering a reward of up to $30,000 for information leading to Steve W. Stephens’ arrest.

Steve W. Stephens may be driving a white, 4 door 2017 Ford Fusion with temporary Ohio tags: E363630.

Steve W. Stephens has ties to Euclid, Ohio and Cleveland, Ohio.

Steve W. Stephens is considered armed and dangerous.

Anybody with information should call 911 or 1 (800) CALL-FBI.

** Tips may also be submitted to the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Tips Website at: **

https://tips.fbi.gov

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Needles, CA: Resident from Bullhead City, Arizona in police custody after leading deputies on a high speed police pursuit into Needles, California.

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Needles, CA: Resident from Bullhead City, Arizona in police custody after leading deputies on a high speed police pursuit into Needles, California.

According to the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department, at around 2:52am PT on Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017, personnel from the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Colorado River Station were requested to assist in the pursuit of a stolen vehicle that was heading south into Needles, California from Arizona on Highway 95.

Fort Mohave Tribal Police Department had taken over a police pursuit that was initiated in Bullhead City, Arizona and now reached Needles, California.

Deputies from Needles, California units took over the pursuit of the stolen 2002 Mercury SUV and followed it through Needles, California and east onto Interstate 40.

The vehicle drove at speeds in excess of 100 miles per hour and failed to obey traffic devices or posted stop signs.

During the pursuit, the suspect vehicle left the roadway and rolled over.

Deputies were then able to take the driver, identified as 29 years old Anthony Julian Rodriguez from Bullhead City, Arizona, into police custody.

Once in the Needles Jail, Rodriguez resisted deputies resulting in an additional charge of resisting an officer with force.

In addition to the new charges, Anthony Julian Rodriguez also had a felony no bail warrant for possession of explosives out of Ventura County, California.

Anthony Julian Rodriguez is currently on felony PRCS Probation out of Ventura for weapons charges.

As part of Governor Jerry Brown’s Realignment Plan, or Assembly Bill 109, to comply with a U.S. Supreme Court Decision requiring the state to lower its prison population; offenders with non-violent, non-sexual and non-serious convictions will serve reduced sentences in county jails and be placed on local supervision through county Probation.

** Press Release: **

https://local.nixle.com/alert/5858120/?sub_id=1651930

http://cms.sbcounty.gov/sheriff/MediaCenter/SheriffPressReleases/PressReleasesfor2017/February/Needles-High-SpeedPursuit.aspx

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Breaking News!!: Chino, CA: Police pursuit of juvenile carjacking suspects ends at a closed youth correctional facility.

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Breaking News!!: Chino, CA: Police pursuit of juvenile carjacking suspects ends at a closed youth correctional facility.

Many police pursuits broadcast live on television and online have a suspect or suspects trying their best to get away from authorities because they don’t want to go to jail.

But a police pursuit late at night on Tuesday, January 31st, 2017 involving at least 5 juvenile carjacking suspects was different as the police pursuit drove close by a 2 men’s prisons and ended in a crash and bail at a closed youth correctional facility in Chino, California.

The police pursuit began after a report of a carjacking from a woman on the 800 block of Greycliff Avenue in La Puente, California.

The woman was reportedly threaten with a baseball bat then used the baseball bat to hit the woman before fleeing from the area taking the woman’s car.

The police pursuit was spotted at around 9:48pm PT on southbound State Route 71 before the State Route 91 with speeds over 90 mph.

During the police pursuit, the stolen vehicle began driving fast backwards along the breakdown on southbound State Route 71, made a u-turn, and crossed over to go northbound on State Route 71.

The police pursuit exited off northbound State Route 71 onto Euclid Avenue near Chino Hills, California where along a 2 lane roadway, began speeding on both sides of the roadway, including on the wrong side of the roadway.

A helicopter from the California Highway Patrol began following the police pursuit and were trying to get a helicopter and ground units from the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department on the police pursuit.

As the police pursuit continued on northbound on Euclid Avenue, the stolen vehicle crossed a red traffic signal light and may have scratched the back of a dark vehicle going eastbound on Pine Avenue in Chino, California.

The police pursuit continued on northbound on Euclid Avenue until Facility Drive where the stolen vehicle made a left turn onto westbound Facility Drive, continued westbound onto Cypress Avenue, made a u-turn just before the entrance to the California Institution for Men in Chino, California.

The stolen vehicle made made a stop and several people got out of the stolen vehicle then got back inside the stolen vehicle to then drive off again going westbound on Cypress Avenue.

The stolen vehicle began going westbound on Facility Drive driving with the lights off at high speeds and passing by the East Yard California Institution for Men in Chino, California before getting back onto Euclid Avenue.

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The police pursuit came to an end at around 10:00pm PT when the stolen vehicle going southbound on Euclid Avenue made a fast right turn and crashed into a short wall along a roadway entering the closed Heman G. Stark Youth Correctional Facility, located at 15180 Euclid Avenue, in Chino, California.

The juvenile carjacking suspects bailed out of the stolen vehicle and ran in the direction of the Youth Correctional Facility.

People on the property, possibly security or correctional officers, were seen pointing authorities in the direction of the juvenile carjacking suspects.

Authorities began searching for at least 5 juvenile carjacking suspects, 2 females and 3 males, for hours until they were found and arrested.

The woman who was attack is expected to survive her injuries.

The Heman G. Stark Youth Correctional Facility has been decommissioned since February 2010.

More information is still coming into ZachNews.

News Update!!: Baker, CA: Suspects involved in shooting with California Highway Patrol and closing Interstate 15 are in police custody.

News Update!!: Baker, CA: Suspects involved in shooting with California Highway Patrol and closing Interstate 15 are in police custody.

ZachNews has learned from the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department and the California Highway Patrol that 2 suspects have been taken into police custody involved in a shooting with California Highway Patrol on Friday, January 6th, 2017 along Interstate 15 near Baker, California which lead to the closing of Interstate 15 in both directions for hours.

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According to Adam Carmichall of the California Highway Patrol, at approximately 2:18am PT on Friday, January 6th, 2017, the California Highway Patrol initiated enforcement stop on a speeding vehicle traveling northbound on interstate 15 north of Baker California.

A short pursuit ensued and the suspect vehicle fired shots at the pursuing officers.

The suspect vehicle became disabled in the median on interstate 15 near Halloran Summit Road.

Both northbound and southbound interstate 15 have been closed.

Authorities tried for several hours to get the driver out of the car with no response.

Hours later, as officers approached the car, they found that there was nobody inside the car.

The 2 California Highway Patrol Officers were not injured as a result of the shooting, Interstate 15 was completely reopened around 1:15pm PT, and law enforcement began searching for suspects.

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According to the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department, at approximately 11:19pm PT on Friday, January 6th, 2017, the Barstow Sheriff’s Station received a call for assistance from the California Highway Patrol regarding the suspects wanted in connection with the shooting incident earlier in the day at Interstate 15 near Halloran Summit Road.

Deputies responded to a ranch on Cima Road west of Interstate 15 where the suspects were believed to be hiding in an abandoned building.

Deputies in addition to officers from the California Highway Patrol responded to the area and established a perimeter.

Due to the danger perceived by responding officer’s because of the earlier shooting by a suspect with an AK47, the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Specialized Enforcement Division, along with 2 armored rescue vehicles/bearcats responded to the location, to search the property.

As deputies in the armored rescue vehicle approached what appeared to be an unoccupied vehicle, 2 subjects were observed sleeping in the vehicle.

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PA announcements were given from the armored rescue vehicle/bearcat, waking up the occupants.

Deputies observed the male suspect reaching for an object inside the vehicle, then look up at the armored rescue vehicle and put the object down.

The male suspect then exited the vehicle and surrendered peacefully.

The 2 suspects were taken into police custody without further incident after being found hiding in an abandoned vehicle on a ranch on Cima Road.

The 2 suspects were turned over to officers of the California Highway Patrol.

A subsequent search of the vehicle resulted in 6 firearms being located.

The use of the armored rescue vehicle/bearcat proved to attribute to the surrender of the suspect who, earlier in the day was involved in the shooting against 2 California Highway Patrol Officers.

At approximately 7:00am PT on Saturday, January 7th, 2017, the 2 suspects involved in the shooting incident with the California Highway Patrol surrendered and were taken into police custody without incident.

The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department have identified the suspects as 34 year old Sean Winter of Nevada and 22 year old Samantha Ross-Blume of Minnesota.

** Press Release (Suspects in Police Custody): **

http://cms.sbcounty.gov/sheriff/MediaCenter/SheriffPressReleases/PressReleasesfor2017/January/Barstow-SuspectsarrestedinshootinginvolvingCHP.aspx

** Stay tuned to ZachNews for more news updates with more information regarding this news story. **

 

News Update!!: Baker, CA: Latest Information: Shooting on Interstate 15.

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News Update!!: Baker, CA: Latest Information: Shooting on Interstate 15.

ZachNews has the latest information regarding a shooting with a gunman and law enforcement officers along Interstate 15 in Baker, California on Friday, January 6th, 2017.

** As of 3:00pm PT on Saturday, January 7th, 2017: **

News Update!!: Baker, CA: Suspects involved in shooting with California Highway Patrol and closing Interstate 15 are in police custody.

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** As of 1:10pm PT on Friday, January 6th, 2017: **

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– The California Highway Patrol has confirmed that northbound Interstate 15 is reopen in Baker, California.

ZachNews has learned that authorities were in a standoff for hours with a car thought to still have an armed suspect involved in a earlier shots being fired at the pursuing officers following an enforcement stop.

Authorities tried for several hours to get the driver out of the car with no response.

Hours later, as officers approached the car, they found that there was nobody inside the car.

A search continues for that armed suspect.

** As of 11:40am PT on Friday, January 6th, 2017: **

– The California Highway Patrol has confirmed that southbound Interstate 15 is reopen in Baker, California.

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– According to Adam Carmichall of the California Highway Patrol, at approximately 2:18am PT on Friday, January 6th, 2017, the California Highway Patrol initiated enforcement stop on a speeding vehicle traveling northbound on Interstate 15 north of Baker, California.

A short pursuit ensued and the suspect vehicle fired shots at the pursuing officers.

The suspect vehicle became disabled in the median on interstate 15 near Halloran Summit Road.

As of now, the suspects have not been located and it appears the vehicle is unoccupied.

Several businesses in the Baker, California tell ZachNews that the interstate is closed because a somebody shot at police earlier this morning on the interstate.

Both directions of Interstate 15 is closed due to the police activity.

According to the California Highway Patrol’s Barstow Dispatch, northbound Interstate 15 is closed at Cima Road and southbound Interstate 15 is closed at the Valley Wells Rest Area.

If motorist utilize their G.P.S. to detour around the scene please advise they need have a full tank of fuel plenty of food and water and stay on paved roads.

** Stay tuned to ZachNews for more news updates with more information regarding this news story. **

Breaking News!!: Baker, CA: Shooting closes both directions of Interstate 15.

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Breaking News!!: Baker, CA: Shooting closes both directions of Interstate 15.

The California Highway Patrol has confirmed that a shooting has occurred along Interstate 15 near Baker Boulevard in Baker, California.

According to Adam Carmichall of the California Highway Patrol, at approximately 2:18am PT on Friday, January 6th, 2017, the California Highway Patrol initiated enforcement stop on a speeding vehicle traveling northbound on Interstate 15 north of Baker, California.

A short pursuit ensued and the suspect vehicle fired shots at the pursuing officers.

The suspect vehicle became disabled in the median on interstate 15 near Halloran Summit Road.

As of now, the suspects have not been located and it appears the vehicle is unoccupied.

Several businesses in the Baker, California tell ZachNews that the interstate is closed because a somebody shot at police earlier this morning on the interstate.

Both northbound and southbound interstate 15 have been closed.

If motorist utilize their G.P.S. to detour around the scene please advise they need have a full tank of fuel plenty of food and water and stay on paved roads.

According to the California Highway Patrol’s Barstow Dispatch, northbound Interstate 15 is closed at Cima Road and southbound Interstate 15 is closed at the Valley Wells Rest Area.

** Stay tuned to ZachNews for more news updates with more information regarding this news story. **