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Manhunt in Cleveland after killing on Facebook

Monday, April 17, 2017 - 01:47

Cleveland police urged a suspect who they said posted video of himself on Facebook killing an elderly man on Sunday to turn himself in to authorities.

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A manhunt in Cleveland Monday after a killing police described as 'senseless' terrorized the city and horrified the Internet. Police say Steve Stevens is wanted for aggravated murder after he appears to have shot a man and uploaded video of the crime to Facebook on Sunday afternoon. In the video, Stevens exits his car and approaches a pedestrian, tells him he's about to die, and then pulls the trigger. Police say the victim is 74-year-old Robert Goodwin Sr. The two men did not know each other. (SOUNDBITE)(ENGLISH) ROBERT GOODWIN JR., VICTIM'S SON, SAYING: 'He's gone. You know what I mean. I don't know what I'm going to do. He's a good guy. He'd give you the shirt off his back.' In the video, Stevens blames his acts on a woman, saying she is the reason for the murder. He also claims to have killed more than a dozen other people. Media reports the woman Stephens mentions is an ex-girlfriend, who is cooperating with law enforcement. Investigators say they have only linked one killing to Stevens so far, and have called on the FBI for assistance. (SOUNDBITE)(ENGLISH) CLEVELAND POLICE CHIEF CALVIN WILLIAMS, SAYING: 'We've brought everything to bear on this, from our federal partners, our state and local partners, and everybody is out there looking for Steve.' The killing another example of the horror and attention attracted by crimes posted to social media. Three men were shot in Norfolk, Virginia last year while one was broadcasting live on Facebook. in 2015 a man killed a TV reporter and her cameraman during a live broadcast and posted his own video of the shooting on Facebook. The video of the Cleveland killing was viewable on Facebook for about three hours on Sunday before it was removed and Stephens's profile deactivated. In a statement the social media company saying, 'This is a horrific crime and we do not allow this kind of content on Facebook... and are in touch with law enforcement in emergencies when there are direct threats to physical safety.'

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Manhunt in Cleveland after killing on Facebook

Monday, April 17, 2017 - 01:47