Cleveland Police Looking for Suspect Who Posted Homicide on Facebook Live

Steve Stephens broadcasted a killing on Facebook Live and remains at large in the Cleveland area.

Stevie Steve is the alleged suspect involved in Cleveland killing.
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Stevie Steve is the alleged suspect involved in Cleveland killing.

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.

MORE: Here is all the info we have about Facebook LIVE killing from @CLEpolice | @WKYC

— Carly Belsterling (@CarlyFMorgan) April 16, 2017

BREAKING: @CLEpolice are advising anyone on/near Hough Ave to get to safety. They believe this man is driving there, threatening to shoot.

— WKYC 3News (@wkyc) April 16, 2017

Cleveland State University students have been notified to stay indoors until the matter is resolved. 

Cleveland State University has issued the following alert urging students to take shelter on campus or remain away from campus.

— WKYC 3News (@wkyc) April 16, 2017
This is a photo of Stevie.

Cleveland police have identified the victim in the Facebook homicide as 74-year-old Robert Goodwin, Sr. 

Cleveland Police have identified the man whose killing was streamed on Facebook Live as Robert Goodwin Sr., 74

— Claudia Koerner (@ClaudiaKoerner) April 16, 2017

Shanice Dunning of Cleveland 19 News posted a video of a man and woman claiming that Goodwin, Sr. was their father.  

“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.”

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 story is developing. 

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