Cleveland police seek man who broadcast killing on Facebook

Cleveland police are on the lookout for a suspect who they say broadcast video of himself on Facebook while killing a person and claiming that he had murdered others.

UNITED STATES (APRIL 16, 2017) (CLEVELAND POLICE DEPARTMENT – Cleveland police urged a suspect who they said broadcast video of himself on Facebook killing an elderly man on Sunday (April 16) to turn himself in to authorities.

Officials in the Ohio city said on Sunday (April 16) they were looking for Steve Stephens in connection with the killing, but had found no evidence to support what police said was a claim he made on video of having killed more than a dozen other people.

“Everybody is out there looking for Steve,” Calvin Williams, the Cleveland police chief, told a news conference, where he joined Mayor Frank Jackson in asking Stephens to turn himself in.

“We want this to end with as much peace we can bring to this right now,” Williams said, adding police knew of no other victims.

Police said Stephens was driving a white Ford Fusion that was listed in his name, and that he was armed and dangerous.