The Cleveland Police Department is investigating a homicide at 635 East 93rd Street where suspect Steve Stephens broadcast the fatal shooting of an elderly man Sunday evening. Stephens is currently on the run from authorities.
Steve Stephens, 37, is suspected of fatally shooting an elderly man while broadcasting the killing on Facebook Live in Cleveland on Sunday evening. In the video, Stephens also claimed to have killed as many as 12 people, though that has not been confirmed.
UPDATE 4/18: Police have stopped a car in the city of Erie matching the description of the Facebook murder suspect after a chase with Pennsylvania State Police Tuesday.
A man was found down inside in the vehicle with a self-inflicted gunshot wound near Roger Young Park at Buffalo Road and Downing Avenue around 11:15 a.m.
During the pursuit, the car was described as a white Ford Fusion, matching Stephens’ vehicle.
UPDATE: Police have confirmed the man found dead inside a Ford Fusion in Erie is Steve Stephens. https://t.co/U6CdwrkiFz
— WKYC 3News (@wkyc) April 18, 2017
Police released the following photos.
Actual photo of Steve Stephens, homicide suspect's, actual vehicle. Please call 9-1-1 if seen. Plate not yet available. pic.twitter.com/hn8a8nQEAP
— Cleveland Police (@CLEpolice) April 16, 2017
Cleveland Police Chief Calvin Williams said that no other victims of Stephens’ are known at this time.
“We’ve checked several locations that were either in the [Facebook Live] post itself or from information we got. So far there are no more victims tied to Steve and this incident,” said Williams.
Williams also asked for Stephens to turn himself in.
“What happened today is senseless,” he said. “I know, Steve, that you have a relationship with some of our clergy in Northeast Ohio. I encourage you to give them a call and then call us and turn yourself in.”
The victim of the shooting has been identified as Robert Goodwin, Sr., 74.
Local law enforcement in conjunction with federal and state authorities are searching for Stephens. An unconfirmed sighting of the suspect was reported outside of Philadelphia and police are looking into it.
“We know who he is and he will eventually be caught,” said Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson.
— Shanice Settle (@ShaniceDunning) April 16, 2017
Who Is Steve Stephens?
Stephens, 37, is the main suspect in the shooting death of Robert Goodwin, Sr., which was broadcast on Facebook Live. Stephens claimed to have killed upwards of a dozen people. His vehicle is a white Ford Fusion with a temporary tag. He was last seen south of Interstate 90 in the area of East 93rd Street.
Man accused in fatal shooting on Facebook Live #stevestephens was a case worker at Beech Brook according to company
— Cassie Nist (@cassienist) April 16, 2017