Manhunt in Cleveland for suspect who murdered on Facebook Live

Cleveland Police are hunting for a man named Steve Stephens after he claimed in a video that he murdered at least a dozen people. In another video, Stephens is seen pointing a gun at an elderly man, murdering him in front of viewers on Facebook Live. According to Cleveland Police, the suspect is armed and dangerous.

Watch: Steve Stephens during another Facebook Live post

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Cleveland Police are conducting a manhunt for a suspect who murdered an elderly man while streaming on Facebook Live. In the video, murder suspect Steve Stephens is seen aiming a gun at the elderly man’s upper body and shooting him dead in front of the stream viewers. Furthermore, the video was removed from Facebook three hours after being posted and the murder victim’s family has requested not to share the video out of respect.

According to local police, Stephens declared yesterday (Sunday) that he had murdered at least a dozen more people in a similar manner, but the claim has not been confirmed. A senior-level Ohio police officer announced that Stephens is armed and dangerous.

Murder suspect Steve Stephens Photo Credit: Reuters/Channel 2 News

Facebook also addressed the incident that continues to shock the US condemning the suspect’s use of the company’s platform for homicide. “This is a horrific crime and we do not allow this kind of content on Facebook,” a Facebook spokesperson stated. “We work hard to keep a safe environment on Facebook and are in touch with law enforcement in emergencies when there are direct threats to physical safety.”

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