Cleveland Police are currently on the hunt for a suspect who broadcast the homicide of an elderly bystander on Facebook Live. The suspect has been identified as Steve Stephens, who claims to have committed as many as 14 killings, but only one victim has been found so far.
Reportedly, Stephens claimed to have lost everything to gambling and said he would not stop terrorizing the city until he spoke to his mother and a former lover. In the video, Stephens approached 74-year-old Robert Godwin Sr. and said that his ex-girlfriend, Joy Lane was the reason he was going to die. “Oh, man. I don’t know nobody,” Godwin said. Stephens then shot him and got back into his car.
Authorities said Stephens was last seen wearing a dark-blue and gray or black striped polo shirt driving a white Ford Fusion. Early Monday (Apr. 17) morning rumors on social media circulated that his cell phone pinged in Erie, Pa. Both Erie, PA police and Pennsylvania police have said these reports are false.
SHOOTING UPDATE: Suspect vehicle is a white Ford Fusion with temp tag Wanted male still armed and dangerous https://t.co/c2Ypm1i5qx
— Cleveland Police (@CLEpolice) April 16, 2017
The Mayor of Clevland, Frank Jackson publicly pleaded with Stephens to turn himself into police and not to “do any more harm to anybody.”