Cleveland police seek suspect in Facebook homicide video
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The murder happened on East 93rd in Cleveland. Police said the shooter uploaded the deadly shooting on his social media page and claimed to have committed other homicides. Police are still investigating those claims. Police believe the victim was chosen randomly.
The suspect did a Facebook live stream after the shooting where he talked about the incident — but according to Facebook, the actual shooting was not live streamed.
Cleveland police identified the suspect as Steve Stephens. He is 6 foot 1, weighs 244 pounds and is bald with a full beard. He is wearing a dark blue, and gray or black striped polo shirt.
” We know who he is, and eventually he’ll be caught”, said Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson in a press conference.
Calvin D. Williams, Cleveland’s police chief called on Stephens turn himself in, either to police or to a member of the clergy.
Sources told WJW he is driving a white Ford Fusion with temporary tags.
Police say he is armed and dangerous.
'Mad with his girlfriend'
Stephens' mother, Maggie Green, told CNN she had spoken to her son on Sunday and he told her that 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 said she told her son to stop. She said she was upset and in disbelief.
Police have not released a motive.
Stephens is employed at Beech Brook, a behavioral health agency in northeast Ohio that serves children, teenagers and families, according to a spokeswoman for the facility.
"We are shocked and horrified like everyone else," said Nancy Kortemeyer, a spokeswoman for Beech Brook. "To think that one of our employees could do this is awful."
Kortemeyer could not provide any details on the length of Stephens' employment at Beech Brook, or his specific job title.
The hunt for Stephens caused some alarm. Cleveland State University issued an alert on social media.