Facebook officials call Cleveland homicide posted on the social network "horrific"

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As police continue to hunt for a man they suspect of allegedly broadcasting a homicide on Facebook Sunday, officials from the social network are calling it a "horrific crime."

Authorities are looking for 37-year-old Steve Stephens, who is believed to be driving a white Ford Fusion with a temporary tag E363630.

A Facebook spokesperson issued the following statement to WKYC:

“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.”

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Robert Godwin, Sr., 74, was the victim of the homicide.  

Stay with WKYC as more updates become available.