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Random victim was murdered on Facebook Live

CLEVELAND, Ohio-  WOIO reports the Cleveland Police Department is investigating a homicide at the 600 block of East 93rd Street. Police said the suspect, 37-year-old Steve Stephens, broadcast the killing on Facebook Live and claimed to have committed multiple other homicides which have not been verified.

Suspect Steve Stephens

In the Facebook Live post, Stephens claimed he killed more than a dozen people. Cleveland Police Chief Calvin Williams said there are no other victims that the department knows of right now. An edited version of the Facebook Live post may be seen. here. Warning: Although edited, the violent video is still difficult to watch.


“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.

The random victim has been identified as Robert Godwin, Sr. He’s a 74-year-old Cleveland man.

“Feels like my heart is gonna stop,” said another family member.

Police are searching for the suspect. Police said he is considered armed and dangerous. If seen call 9-1-1, do not approach the suspect, authorities said.

Description of Stephens

  • He is described as a black man
  • 6 foot 1, 244 pounds
  • Bald with a full beard
  • Wearing a dark blue and grey or black striped polo shirt
  • White or cream-colored SUV


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