Authorities Widen Manhunt For Steve, the Facebook Video Killing Suspect

Authorities Widen Manhunt For Steve, the Facebook Video Killing Suspect

A nationwide manhunt is under way in the US for the suspect Steve Stephens, who shot dead a old man on the street which was apparently a random attack, after which he posted the video of this killing on Facebook.

The suspect, Steve Stephens suspect of this brutal murder, in another video confessed that he had killed 13 till yet, and said that he would kill more. He shot dead a 74-year-old Robert Godwin in Ohio, victim was on return to his home after attending an Easter lunch.

Police has confirmed this murder, meanwhile officials said they haven’t got report of any other killing which Steve talked about in a video.

Steve Stephens who kills a old man live on Facebook.

Facebook has launched a review of its procedures after being much criticised, as the killing video stayed for hours after the upload. Justin Osofsky, Facebook’s vice-president of global operations, said the initial complaint about this killing video was received after about two hours of its upload. But he stated that, “We know we need to do better.”

Police claimed that various forces are already engaged in search of this suspect, Police have asked residents of Ohio, Indiana, Michigan, New York and Pennsylvania to be on the alert, saying suspect could be anywhere.

Cleveland police department have issued a photo of Mr Stephens, 37, on its website, describing him as a black male, 6ft,1inch and 244 lb.

Cleveland Police Chief Calvin Williams told reporters on Monday that Mr Stephens, who has a licence to carry a concealed firearm among him is definitely armed “without a doubt”.

Cleveland officials have also offered a $50,000 (£39,805) reward for the informar of his location. On Sunday afternoon his mobile phone’s last tracked location was in Erie, Pennsylvania.

Cleveland Police Chief Calvin Williams said in a press conference on Monday morning: “Steve is still out there someplace… we’re still asking Steve to turn himself in, but if he doesn’t we’ll find him.”

FBI Special Agent Stephen Anthony said: “Quite frankly, he could be in a lot of places.”

Mr Stephens is employed by Beech Brook, a children’s behavioural health agency, according to a company spokesman.

Maggie Green, the suspect’s mother said, “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.”

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