State police Cpl. Adam Reed told NBC News that a citizen tip placed Stephens near an area McDonald’s early Tuesday.
“He was spotted because of the car and the license plate matched up with one distributed in media reports,” said Reed.
After a brief, 2-mile traffic pursuit, Stephens pulled out a handgun and killed himself, Reed said.
On Sunday, Stephens posted a video to Facebook that allegedly showed him shooting and killing 74-year-old Robert Godwin in Cleveland. Police spoke with Stephens briefly after the incident took place Sunday but there had been no sighting of the suspect since the killing took place at 2 p.m.
An aggravated murder warrant was issued for Stephens’ arrest early Monday because police believed he may have fled Ohio.
Police received nearly 400 tips from across the country, including possible sightings of Stephens in Pennsylvania. Officials had also offered a $50,000 reward for information leading to his capture