News Alert!!: Cleveland, OH: Nationwide manhunt for Facebook murder suspect Steve W. Stephens.
A nationwide manhunt underway for Facebook murder suspect accused of shooting and killing an elderly man in Cleveland, Ohio on Sunday, April 16, 2017 then posting the video on Facebook.
The Cleveland Division of Police, the Federal Bureau of Investigations, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms, and the United States Marshals Service are working together on the nationwide manhunt for the murder suspect, identified as 37 year old Steve W. Stephens,
According to the Cleveland Police Department, Steve W. Stephens filmed himself killing an elderly man, identified as 74 year old Robert Godwin Sr., who walking along East 93rd Street collecting aluminum cans.
Steve W. Stephens is seen in the video walking up to Robert Godwin Sr., ask him to say some name, pointed a gun at him, and shooting him.
Steve W. Stephens then is seen running to his vehicle where he then driving off leaving Robert Godwin Sr. behind on the sidewalk.
The video of the killing was then posted to Facebook where Steve W. Stephens bragged about having committed many other homicides.
The video has since been removed from Facebook, but has been spotted reported on YouTube.
** Picture from NBC affiliate WKYC Channel 3: **
Mourners gathered at a vigil on Monday, April 17th, 2017 to remember Robert Godwin Sr., who’s described by family and friends as a man who loved his kids and would never hurt anybody.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation is offering a reward of up to $30,000 for information leading to Steve W. Stephens’ arrest.
Steve W. Stephens may be driving a white, 4 door 2017 Ford Fusion with temporary Ohio tags: E363630.
Steve W. Stephens has ties to Euclid, Ohio and Cleveland, Ohio.
Steve W. Stephens is considered armed and dangerous.
Anybody with information should call 911 or 1 (800) CALL-FBI.
** Tips may also be submitted to the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Tips Website at: **
** Wanted Flyer Picture from the Federal Bureau of Investigation. **