A Cleveland, Ohio man is being sought after he fatally shot an innocent man while live streaming on Facebook.
The suspect, Steve Stephens, posted several videos on Facebook LIVE Easter Sunday stating that he had been pushed to the edge after the “love of his life” sent him spiraling out of control.
Details + disturbing video below…
VIDEO: Ohio Man Broadcasts Killing on Facebook Live
Yesterday, as many were enjoying time with family and friends, Stephens went on a killing rampage LIVE on Facebook.
***WARNING! The raw video below contains contains graphic and disturbing images. Viewer discretion is advised.
Cleveland Man Goes on Easter Rampage – Facebook Live Killing (Part 1)
He also confessed that he had been having suicidal and violent thoughts for some time and that no one, including his mother, would listen to him.
VIDEO:Cleveland Man Goes on Easter Rampage – Facebook Live Killing (Part 2)
The victim, who was seen in Stephens gruesome video footage, was identified by Cleveland police as 74-year-old Robert Godwin.
Williams said that “multiple forces” are now seeking Stephens, who “needs to turn himself in” immediately.
“There is no need for any further bloodshed in this incident tonight,” police chief Calvin Williams said at a news conference on Sunday.
“We need to bring this to a conclusion today,” he said, adding: “We need to get Steve from the streets.”
The Cleveland police department also released the following statement along with a photo of the 37 year old suspect:
No additional victims have been located and officers continue to search multiple areas.
The deceased victim from East 93rd Street has been identified as Robert Godwin Sr. age 74.
Suspect did broadcast the killing on Facebook Live and has claimed to have committed multiple other homicides which are still NOT verified.
Suspect in this case is a bm Steve Stephens 6’1 244 bald with a full beard. Wearing dark blue and grey or black striped polo shirt. Driving a white Ford Fusion with a temp tag. Armed and dangerous. If seen call 9-1-1. Do not approach.
At this time, there are still NO known additional victims. We ask that the public remain aware and report any suspicious activity to police immediately.
Officers and agents continue to investigate leads as they come in.
For the record, Joy Lane, Stephens girlfriend, has responded via Facebook, stating:
Lane, who is now in protective custody, also sent the following statement to CBS News:
We had been in a relationship for several years. I am sorry that all of this has happened. My heart & prayers goes out to the family members of the victim(s). Steve really is a nice guy…he is generous with everyone he knows. He was kind and loving to me and my children. This is a very difficult time for me and my family Please respect our privacy at this time.