As his vehicle was spinning out of control, Stephens pulled a pistol and shot himself in the head, according to police.
State police major William Teper said the trooper who rammed Stephens' vehicle "saw him pull the gun out and shoot himself".
State police continue to work with federal and OH authorities, trying to build a timeline of the last few days in the life of Steve Stephens. FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Cleveland Police shows Steve Stephens.
Stephens is accused of shooting 74-year-old Robert Godwin, Sr., and posting video of the murder to Facebook.
By the time Stephens left the restaurant and turned onto Buffalo Road, where police say he ultimately killed himself, police were right behind him, DuCharme said.
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After Godwin complies, Stephens responds: "She's the reason why this is about to happen to you", before fatally shooting his victim through a white plastic bag Godwin held up in a bid to protect himself.
"(I want to) hug you, tell you it's not your fault and love you", Godwin-Baines told Lane during the encounter filmed by WJW, which CNN said was a Cleveland affiliate. They said they know Lane did nothing wrong.
Stephens, who had no prior criminal record, was not suspected in any other killings, Cleveland officials said. "We would prefer that it had not ended this way because there are a lot of questions, I'm sure, that not only the family, but the city in general would have had for Steve".
"Our condolences are with the family of Mr. Godwin", Williams said. Pennsylvania State Police said Stephens, the suspect in the random killing of a Cleveland retiree posted on Facebook, shot and killed.
"[The employee] said, 'I think that's the guy". Some reports say his cell phone was last pinged in Erie, Pa.; police also spoke with him by phone at one point Sunday. I don't know if I know how to be Joy Lane anymore.