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Cleveland police hunt for man who aired killing live on Facebook

Police are warning the public that the suspect, Steve Stephens, is considered armed and dangerous.


By PoliceOne Staff

CLEVELAND — Police are searching for a suspect they say shot and killed someone live on Facebook Sunday. 

Police are warning the public that the suspect, Steve Stephens, is considered armed and dangerous.

Suspect Steve Stephens. (Photo/Cleveland Police Department)
Suspect Steve Stephens. (Photo/Cleveland Police Department)

Stephens also claimed to have "committed multiple other homicides which are yet to verified," police said.

The video of the killing was posted on Facebook for about three hours before it was removed. His Facebook page apparently was deactivated later Sunday afternoon.

Stephens is 6 foot 1 and is bald with a full beard. He is wearing a dark blue, and gray or black striped polo shirt.

Sources told FOX 8 he is driving a white Ford Fusion with temporary tags.

According to CNN, Stephens spoke to his mother, Maggie Green, on Sunday. Green told CNN that Stephens said he was "mad with his girlfriend that's why he is shooting people and he won't stop until his mother or girlfriend tell him to stop."

Green, who is in disbelief over the incident, told her son to stop, according to the report.

Police are searching multiple areas but no other victims have been found.

This is a developing story and will be updated as more information becomes available. 

 

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