US News 'Easter day slaughter': Cleveland cops searching for alleged killer who broadcast murder on Facebook

05:35  17 april  2017
05:35  17 april  2017 Source:   FOX News

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(Foxnews.com) - Cleveland cops on Sunday were hunting a man who they believe shot and killed another person in a horrifying, Easter afternoon attack – that was brazenly broadcast live on Facebook .

Cleveland cops on Sunday were hunting a man who they believe shot and killed another person in a horrifying, Easter afternoon attack – that was brazenly broadcast live on Facebook . Cleveland Police named the suspect as Steve Stephens

Cleveland cops on Sunday were hunting a suspect who they believe shot and killed an elderly man in a horrifying Easter afternoon attack – that was brazenly broadcast live on Facebook.

Investigators say Steve Stephens murdered 74-year-old Robert Goodwin Sr. at around 2 p.m. local time.

"We know who he is, and he will eventually be caught," Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson told a news conference late Sunday. 

Video of the killing, captioned "Easter day slaughter," was posted Sunday afternoon for about three hours before being taken down. In the video, Stephens said he "snapped" over a woman.

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another day in cleveland . A guy who started going crazy and posted this vid on facebook . Still wonder why our cops shoot first then ask questions? So this is how Americans celebrate easter , I see. Guns are mich safer than those pesky toy-eggs, after all.

' Easter day slaughter ': Cleveland cops searching for alleged killer who broadcast murder on Facebook . Cleveland cops on Sunday were hunting a man who they believe shot and killed another person in a horrifying, Easter afternoon attack – that was brazenly

"This is a horrific crime and we do not allow this kind of content on Facebook," a spokesperson for the social media giant said in a statement. "We work hard to keep a safe environment on Facebook, and are in touch with law enforcement in emergencies when there are direct threats to physical safety."

Steve Stephens © Cleveland Police/Handout via REUTERS Steve Stephens Stephens later posted another video of himself talking on the phone about at least 13 other murders he claimed to have committed.

"And I’m about to keep killing until they catch me," Stephens said. 

Despite the suspect's claims, Cleveland Police Chief Calvin Williams said that Stephens has not been connected to any other murders apart from Sunday's shooting in the Glenville neighborhood, east of downtown.

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Manhunt Underway For Killer , Murder Broadcast on Facebook Live… He titled his video “ Easter Day slaughter ” and claimed to have killed 15 people. He claims that he was killing people because among other things he was upset with a woman.

Cleveland Police are searching for Steve Stephens, who allegedly killed someone and broadcast it on Facebook LiveCleveland Police. The user then posted: "I killed 15 today because of [the second woman]." The suspect referred to his " Easter day slaughter ".

"We need Steve to turn himself in," said Williams, who told reporters that investigators have sifted through "hundreds of leads" since the murder. "We need to bring this to a conclusion today."

FOX8 reported that Stephens is believed to be driving a white Ford Fusion with temporary tags. He is described as standing six feet, one inch tall and weighing 244 pounds. Police say Stephens should be considered armed and dangerous.

A spokeswoman for Beach Brook, a children's mental health facility in Cleveland, confirmed that Stephens was a case worker there, but had no further details.

The FBI's Cleveland field office said it was assisting Cleveland police in the investigation, as was the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation.

Cleveland State University posted a message on its Twitter account urging people to shelter in place or stay away from the area.

Sunday was not the first time Facebook Live has been used to broadcast violence or death. In January, four people in Chicago were arrested after they allegedly beat and taunted a mentally disabled man live on the social media site. Then in March, a 15-year-old Chicago girl was apparently sexually assaulted by five or six men or boys on Facebook Live, and none of the roughly 40 people who watched the live video reported the attack to police, authorities said.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Man accused of Facebook video killing said he 'just snapped' .
<p>In a rambling video, Steve Stephens said, "I snapped, I just snapped." But as the manhunt dragged on Monday for the man accused of posting Facebook footage of himself killing a Cleveland retiree, police were unable to explain what set him off.&nbsp;</p>"Only Steve knows that," Cleveland police Chief Calvin Williams said as authorities posted a $50,000 reward for Stephens' capture in the shooting of Robert Godwin Sr., a 74-year-old former foundry worker.

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