Cleveland Police looking for suspect who broadcast homicide on Facebook Live

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Steve Stephens. Photo: Cleveland Police via WJW

CLEVELAND — Cleveland Police said a man killed someone while he was live on Facebook Sunday afternoon.

The suspect, whom police identified as Steve Stephens, said he killed other people as well, but police said they have not been able to find any other victims.

Police identified the victim in the Facebook Live homicide as Robert Goodwin Sr., 74.

The video was up for about three hours, the Associated Press reported. It has since been removed, and Stephens’ page has been deactivated.

According to WJW, the Cleveland Division of the FBI is assisting in the investigation.

A Cleveland State University spokesman said the campus has issued a shelter in place or to stay away.

In addition, a local hospital is on standby for mass casualties, according to WOIO.

Stephens is at large. He is considered armed and dangerous.

In a news conference, police pleaded for Stephens to turn himself in and said they will not stop until he is found.

“He can’t keep victimizing the community based on his issues,” Chief Williams said.

Police said they are in touch with Stephens’ family and friends.