Murder Of An Elderly Man On Facebook Live, Cleveland Police Is Searching For Suspect
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Articles Articles Apr 17, 2017 04:04 PM EDT
Cleveland police is searching for a suspect who allegedly killed an elderly man on Facebook Live. Cleveland Police Chief Calvin Williams has identified the murder suspect as Steve Stephens.
The police said on Sunday that Stephens may be possibly be out of state and urged the residents of Pennsylvania, Indiana, New York, and Michigan "to be on alert." The authorities identified the murder suspect to be a 6-feet 1-inch black male, weighing 244 pounds with a full beard.
Stephens didn't seem to know the elderly victim he killed, the police said. In the video, he has also publicly admitted to have committed multiple homicides and murder, according to Cleveland Police Department.
The police were informed of the murder from callers outside the Cleveland area who witnessed the video on Stephens' Facebook, with Stephen pointing a gun at an unidentified man's head. The Facebook Live video, which was made private at the time of murder, was later posted on Sunday afternoon of which Facebook later disabled access to it.
The victim of murder, meanwhile, is identified as 74-year-old Robert Godwin. "From what we can tell now, it's just a random person that he picked out. We don't know why," Williams said. According to WOIO, Godwin had just left his children's home after Easter celebration and was walking home when he was killed.
Maggie Green, the mother of Stephen said she had spoken to her son on Sunday and he told her that he was he is shooting people because he is mad with his girlfriend. He added that he won't stop until his mother or girlfriend tell him to stop.
Stephens is an employee of Beech Brook, a behavioral health agency in northeast Ohio that serves teenagers, children, and families. Meanwhile, the Cleveland police are continuing the hunt for Stephen.