Police said the suspect, 37-year-old Steve Stephens, broadcast the killing on Facebook Live and has claimed to have committed multiple other homicides which are yet to be verified.
In the Facebook Live post, Stephens claimed he killed more than a dozen people. Cleveland Police Chief Calvin Williams said there are no other victims that the department knows of right now. An edited version of the Facebook Live post may be watched here. Warning: Although edited, the violent video is still difficult to watch.
“We’ve checked several locations that were either in the [Facebook Live] post itself or from information we got. So far there are no more victims tied to Steve and this incident,” said Williams.
The chief also asked Stephens to turn himself in.
“What happened today is senseless,” said Williams. “I know, Steve, that you have a relationship with some of our clergy in Northeast Ohio. I encourage you to give them a call and then call us and turn yourself in.”
The victim in the Facebook Live shooting has been identified as Robert Goodwin, Sr., 74, by Cleveland officials.
Cleveland authorities as well as federal, state and other local law enforcement agencies are all looking for Stephens.
“We know who he is and he will eventually be caught,” said Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson.
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