Breaking News! Cleveland Police On A Manhunt For Man Murdering People On Facebook Live! (Video)by Tj Sotomayor April 16, 2017 5 comments
CLEVELAND– The Cleveland Division of Police is searching for the suspect who shot and killed a man live on Facebook Sunday afternoon.
The murder happened on East 93rd in Cleveland. Police said the shooter broadcasted the deadly shooting live on his social media page and claimed to have committed other homicides. Police are still investigating those claims.
Cleveland police identified the suspect as Steve Stephens. He is 6 foot 1, weighs 244 pounds and is bald with a full beard. He is wearing a dark blue, and gray or black striped polo shirt.
He is driving a white Ford Fusion with temporary tags.
The suspect is considered armed and dangerous. If seen, do not approach. Call 911 immediately.
The Cleveland Division of the FBI said it is assisting in the investigation, as well as the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation.
A Cleveland State University spokesman said the campus has issued a shelter in place or to stay away.
This is a developing situation. Please continue to check with FOX 8 News and FOX8.com for updates.
WATCH: Elderly Man Shot & Killed in Cleveland on Facebook Live [GRAPHIC]
Cleveland Police have confirmed that a video posted to Facebook Live showing an elderly man being shot is legitimate. The video was posted Sunday by a Facebook user going by the name “Stevie Steve,” who has been identified by police as Steve Stephens.
You can watch the video below (warning: very graphic):
Stephens’ Facebook page has since been taken down.
In the shocking video, Stephens can be seen driving down the road and he says, “Found me somebody I’m going to kill, this guy right here, this old dude,” before exiting his vehicle. He walks up to the man and begins talking to him, asking how old he is before pulling out a gun.
The man tries to shield himself before Stephens fires once, hitting the man in the head.
The video shows the man on the ground, bleeding as Stephens walks back to his SUV and drives off.
The shooting happened at 635 East 93rd Street, police said.
Family members said the victim is a 78-year-old man:
“He’s good guy. He’d give you the shirt off his back,” a family member told reporters. “This man right here was a good man. I hate he’s gone. It’s not real.”
In another Facebook post, Stephens said he has killed 15 people. He had been posting on Facebook for at least four hours before his page was taken down.
His first post called the shootings an “Easter day slaughter.” In that post, he claimed to have killed 12 people, and said he “won’t stop” until his mother and another woman call him.
“I’m the #goodguy,” he wrote.
In later posts, he claimed to have killed three more people. He wrote that many of the bodies were in an abandoned house.
Cleveland Police said in a press release that only one homicide has been confirmed.
“This shit is real,” he wrote on Facebook.
On Facebook, Stephens blamed the shootings on a woman, who appears to have been his girlfriend. Heavy is not naming that woman for her safety and privacy. He wrote, “three years I spent with this bitch … I wish we never met.”
In the video showing him shooting an elderly man, he asks him to say his ex-girlfriend’s name before shooting him.
“She’s the reason this is about to happen to you,” he says.
Cleveland Police said in a Facebook post that Steve Stephens is 6’1 and weighs 244 pounds, with a bald head and a full beard, wearing dark blue and grey or a black striped polo shirt. He is driving a white or cream colored SUV.
“Armed and dangerous. If seen call 9-1-1. Do not approach,” police said.
You can read more about Steve Stephens and follow developments at the link below: