Cleveland police are working alongside the FBI to find a suspect who used Facebook Live to broadcast an apparent homicide. The shooting reportedly occurred on 635 East 93rd Street at about 2 p.m.
Authorities claim Steve Stephens is also responsible for other killings, however, that cannot be confirmed at the moment. Stephens has been described as 6-foot-1, weighing 244 pounds, and bald with a full beard. He is believed to be driving around in a white Ford Fusion with temporary tags, last seen wearing a "dark blue and grey or black striped polo shirt," and considered armed and dangerous.
Cleveland State University students have been notified to stay indoors until the matter is resolved.
Cleveland police have identified the victim in the Facebook homicide as 74-year-old Robert Goodwin, Sr.
Shanice Dunning of Cleveland 19 News posted a video of a man and woman claiming that Goodwin, Sr. was their father.
While Cleveland police say there are no plans to put the city on lockdown, they are asking Stephens to turn himself in. Meanwhile, Facebook has released the following statement:
“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.”
This story is developing.