Cleveland police identified the victim in a homicide posted Sunday on Facebook as 74-year-old Robert Goodwin. Police said suspect Steve Stephens, who is on the run, shot Goodwin and posted the killing online.
Cleveland police urged a suspect who posted video of a homicide Sunday on Facebook to turn himself in to authorities. “We need to bring this to a conclusion today,” Cleveland Police Chief Calvin Williams told reporters during a manhunt for the suspect identified as Steve Stephens. “There is no need for any further bloodshed in this incident tonight,” Williams added.
Stephens didn’t know the elderly victim he killed around 2 p.m., before a manhunt began, according to Cleveland authorities, who did not release a motive. Stephens also claimed to have committed multiple homicides, according to police. Williams said “currently there are no other victims that we know of.” Authorities say Stephens is a black male who is 6-feet 1-inch and weighs 244 pounds.
He has a full beard. Stephens was last seen wearing a dark blue and grey or black striped polo shirt. Stephens is driving a white Ford Fusion with temporary license plates, according to Cleveland police. Police say he is armed and dangerous. The FBI is assisting Cleveland police in the manhunt.