The Cleveland Police Department is asking the suspect who shot and killed a man live on Facebook to turn himself in. At a news conference yesterday, Police Chief Calvin Williams asked the suspect – who has been identified as Steve Stephens – to end the manhunt peacefully.
Authorities say Stephens streamed the deadly shooting on social media pages yesterday afternoon. Police have identified the victim as 74-year-old Robert Goodwin, Sr. It’s believed that he was believed to be a random target. Stephens claimed that he’s committed other homicides, but Williams says there’s only one victim they are aware of.
Williams has also issued a personal plea to Stephens to reach out to local clergy and bring this to a peaceful end. Williams adds that Stephens is considered armed and dangerous. He’s described as six-foot-one, nearly 250-pounds with a bald head and full beard. Williams says the shooter is driving a White Ford Focus.
Officials stress that Stephens is believed to be armed and dangerous – those who believe they’ve seen him are instructed to not approach him, but to call 911 instead.
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