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A man who broadcasted himself on Facebook committing a crime is searched by Cleveland police

  • Written by Robert Woodward
  • Published in USA

A shooter who killed an elderly man in broad daylight and streamed it on Facebook Live in east Cleveland about 2 p.m. Sunday.is searched by police. “I’m about to kill this guy right here. He’s an old dude,” the man said as he confronted Robert Godwin Sr., 74, who was walking on the sidewalk.

The shooter  believed suspect by police is Steve Stephens, 37 , an African American, 6-foot-1,  then asked Godwin’s age before killing him. The two men did not know each other. Stephens said in the live video that he has killed more than a dozen people. He is driving a white Ford Fusion with the temporary Ohio plate E636360. The video of Sunday’s homicide was viewable on Facebook for about three hours before it was removed. Police said the Easter Sunday shooting occurred on a residential road in east Cleveland’s Glenville neighborhood. Posts on Stephens’s Facebook page said he had “lost everything” to gambling and wanted to speak to several people he named, according to NBC News, which saved the Facebook posts before they were removed. “This is a horrific crime and we do not allow this kind of content on Facebook,” a Facebook spokesperson said in a statement. Stephens is an employee at Beech Brook, a children’s’ behavioral health center in Ohio. The criminal is armed and dangerous. Cleveland police held a press conference Sunday afternoon asking Stephens to turn himself in.

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