I do not know if the claims against Steven Stephens are accurate or a hoax but to be careful and aware is better than not being careful at all.
The following news agencies have updated reports…..
UPDATE: CNN has uploaded Cleveland murder suspect found dead
UPDATE: Facebook Live murder suspect ‘shot & killed himself’ in Pennsylvania – state police
Facebook Killer Steve Stephens could still be in Ohio: Police
Steve Stephens Confesses to Killing 13 People
Police said that Stephens wrote about committing 15 other homicides on his Facebook page and said that he would not stop until he could speak with his mother as well as a second woman. He referred to the professed killing spree as his “Easter day slaughter.”
Police say man killed person live on Facebook
Manhunt for suspect in Facebook video killing
Cleveland Police are searching for a man who is suspected of killing another man and uploading the video to Facebook.
He also wrote on Facebook he wouldn’t stop killing until his mum and a woman he names in the video call him, alongside his number.
His mum Maggie Green told CNN she was upset and in disbelief, and had begged Stephens to hand himself in.
In another video, Stephens, 37, tells a friend on the phone he “just snapped” and had a lot of “built-up anger and frustration”.
He then tells the friend he has killed 13 people and will keep killing until “they catch me”, adding: “I shamed myself.”
They said they hadn’t had any sightings of him since the “senseless” shooting and didn’t know if he was still in the area.
Cleveland Police chief Calvin Williams urged Stephens to turn himself in, saying: “He can’t keep victimising his community based on his issues.”
Chief Williams said Stephens’ family were also urging him to hand himself in.
In another post, Stephens tagged co-workers asking them to let his boss know he wouldn’t be in work tomorrow, writing “I’m sorry team but I’m to far gone [sic]” and adding “I’m the #goodguy”.
He also wrote that the last year his life had been f***** up, and he had lost everything through gambling.
In a heartbreaking video of a man and a woman, reported to be Mr Goodwin’s, children, said he was a “good man” and would “give you the shirt off his back”.
“I feel like my heart is going to stop,” his daughter told reporters.
Stephens is reported to work as a mental health case worker with children at the Beech Brook facility.
In a statement, they said: “We are shocked and horrified and we don’t know anything more about it.
“We hope and pray that he is arrested as soon as possible and we hope and pray for a resolution quickly.”
The Sun Online has seen the graphic and upsetting video – which was on Facebook for three hours before Stephens’ profile was taken down – but has chosen not to show it in full.
The highly-distressing footage starts with a man driving while filming heard saying: “Found me somebody I’m about to kill… this old dude.”
He then stops the car and approaches the elderly man in the street, saying: “Can you do me a favour?”
He then asks the elderly man to say a name, saying: “She’s the reason this is about to happen to you.”
The shooter then asks the man how old he is, before pointing his gun at the man who holds his hands up in fear.
He then pulls the trigger and the elderly man falls to the ground, with blood pouring from his face down the pavement.
Cops said the suspect was last seen near Case Western Reserve University and warned people to stay away from the campus.
Cleveland State University also warned people to take shelter as police hunt for Stephens.
There are unconfirmed reports on Facebook of shots being fired elsewhere in the city.
On Twitter, one user wrote: “My sister just called to tell me that police are at my grandma’s house because someone just shot at her and my cousins.”
The video, which was posted at about 2pm eastern time and was later taken down, is captioned “Easter day slaughter”.
In other videos, Stephens tells someone over the phone that “I’m at the point where I snapped” and says he’s killed 13 people.
“And I’m about to keep killing until they catch me,” he adds.
In comments below he says he has killed 15 people in the area of 105 freeway in the US city.
Cops said Stephens is 6ft 1inch tall and has a full beard.
He was wearing a dark-striped polo shirt at the time of the shooting and the Facebook Live broadcasts, was driving a white or cream-coloured SUV and is considered “armed and dangerous”.
Local hospitals have reportedly been put on standby “to receive more victims”.
After the shooting, the man’s shadow is shown heading back to the car, with a glimpse of his stripy T-shirt and some kind of ID card hanging around his neck.
He then climbs back into his car to continue driving – mumbling something inaudible before the video ends.
Cleveland Police said in a statement they “are investigating a homicide at 635 East 93rd Street”.
Facebook also condemned the post, saying: “This is a horrific crime and we do not allow this kind of content on Facebook.
“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.”
5 Fast Facts You Need to Know About Steven Stephens
A gunman fatally shot an elderly man at random, broadcasting video of the shooting on Facebook Live, and has claimed to have killed several other people on Easter Sunday, Cleveland Police say.
Steve Stephens, who goes by Stevie Steve on Facebook, is wanted for homicide, Cleveland Police said in a press release. Only one shooting, which was broadcast on Facebook, has been confirmed, police said.
I am usually dead set against posting cowards like Steven Stephens image in my blog post because I believe these cowards want, seek and need attention. In this case, this shooter is active and on the loose so his image MUST be posted and the public must be warned.
On Sunday, Easter Sunday, the 17th of April, COWARD Steven Stephens broadcast on Facebook Live, the execution of 74 year old Robert Godwin Sr. He claims to have murdered an additional 12 people.