Killer Broadcasts Horrific Shooting of Elderly Man on Facebook Live
- Author: Leroy Wright Apr 17, 2017,
Apr 17, 2017, 16:45
Law enforcement officers in the U.S. state of OH are searching for a suspect who allegedly shot and killed another man while streaming it live on Facebook on Sunday.
Cleveland police say no more victims have been found, despite the shooter's claim that he killed over a dozen people. Police say they have not verified any other shootings or deaths.
The man, aged 37 years, escapes arrest and drives a white Ford Fusion passenger auto that has temporary plates, as explained by OH police. Anyone with information should call 911 immediately.
Jackson urged Steve Stephens to turn himself into police and not to "do any more harm to anybody".
Cleveland.com will provide live coverage of the news conference on Facebook Live.
Stephens claims to have committed multiple homicides, according to police.
The authorities have warned the public that the suspect, who might be driving a cream or white sports utility vehicle, is armed and risky.
Police initially said Stephens had live streamed the killing on the social network, but Facebook later confirmed the clip had been uploaded.
They say Stephens may have left OH, and they're urging people in Pennsylvania, New York, Indiana and MI to be on the lookout. The FBI has been called in to assist in the investigation. Stephens says the name of a woman, whom Goodwin does not seem to recognize.
In a statement, a Facebook spokesperson said the shooting was a "horrific crime".
The public is being warned not to approach Steve Stephens - who officials say works for a behavioral health agency that supports families and children.
"Whatever it is hurting you - you're about to put that pain on somebody else", Jackson said he told Stephens.
"I don't think he's killed those 14, 15 people", he said.
Scripps affiliate News 5 in Cleveland obtained the videos before Stephens' Facebook page was taken down.
"We hope and pray that he is arrested as soon as possible and we hope and pray for a resolution quickly", Nancy Kortemeyer told WOIO-TV in Cleveland.
Facebook said in a statement on Sunday that it co-operates fully with the authorities in incidents where there are "direct threats to physical safety". Late Sunday, police issued an aggravated murder warrant for Stephens.
A spokeswoman for Beech Brook, Stephens' employer, said workers there are "shocked and horrified".
In a chilling Facebook post, Stephens described his killing spree as an "Easter Day of Slaughter".