What we know about the Cleveland homicide broadcast on Facebook: Photos, video
As officials continue to hunt for a man who police suspect of allegedly posting a video of a homicide on Facebook Sunday, here's what we know:
- Steve Stephens, 37, described as being 6'1", weighing 244 pounds, bald with a full beard, wearing a dark striped polo shirt
- Currently considered armed and dangerous
- Driving a white Ford Fusion with a temporary tag E363630
- If you see him, call 911 immediately. Do not approach him.
- At a Sunday evening press conference, police asked Stephens to turn himself in.
- In the video, Stephens can be seen holding up an employee ID for Beech Brook, a youth behavioral health agency. Officials from the organization confirm Stephens has been employed since 2008 with the group as a youth mentor and a vocational specialist since 2008. He was not a licensed social worker in the state.
- An aggravated murder warrant has been issued for Stephens.
UPDATE Homicide suspect Steve Stephens' actual vehicle has Ohio Temp tag E363630 pic.twitter.com/tE3r5u4BNN— Cleveland Police (@CLEpolice) April 17, 2017
WKYC has edited the clip below from the original video posted on Facebook, but some users may still may find the edited footage difficult to watch.
- Occurred at 695 East 93rd Street Sunday afternoon
- Stephens broadcast the killing by posting a video of the incident on his personal Facebook page, which has since been taken down. He later went live on the platform with updates.
- He claimed to have committed other homicides, but authorities said at this time there are no known additional victims.
- Identified as 74-year-old Robert Godwin, Sr.
- Authorities continue to search nationwide.
- A $50,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of Stephens.
- Stephens may be out of state at this time, authorities said. Residents of Pennsylvania, New York, Indiana, and Michigan should stay alert.
- The Ohio Department of Transportation has added a digital alert message on signs on highways across Cleveland (MOBILE USERS: click here to view)
- People are encouraged to provide tips to local law enforcement agencies.
WKYC will continue to update this story as it becomes available.