Manhunt for man who broadcasted shooting on Facebook live in Cleveland

A video, reported to be shot on Facebook Live, of a man, suspected to be Steve Stephens, shooting a 74-year-old man on Easter Sunday afternoon spread like wildfire across the Internet. When he got there, he saw the caution tape and police wouldn't let him through. "That's why he is shooting people and he won't stop until his mother or girlfriend tell him to stop".

Cleveland police caution residents of Pennsylvania, New York, Michigan and IN to be alert and on the lookout for 37-year-old Steve Stephens. Erie is about 100 miles east of Cleveland.

"Our reach now is basically all over this country", Cleveland Chief of Police Calvin Williams told a news conference in Cleveland. Police did not confirm the sightings, but nine schools in the area were placed on lockdown as a precaution.

Authorities said multiple 911 calls came in shortly after 12:30 p.m. Monday reporting that Steve Stephens could be in or near Fairmount Park, a large green expanse northwest of downtown.

"We know who he is and he will eventually be caught", said Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson.

Authorities said Stephens is a black male who is 6-feet 1-inch and weighs 244 pounds. He was driving a white Ford Fusion with temporary license plates, Cleveland police said.

Investigators said he should be considered armed and risky. Stephens fires the weapon. The gun is fired, the man recoils and falls to the ground.

The video of the killing was on Facebook for about three hours before it was taken down.

"This is a horrific crime and we do not allow this kind of content on Facebook", said a company spokesperson.

"He is considered armed and risky, so we want people to be careful out there", Williams said.

Godwin's daughter, Malisa Godwin, said: "It feels like my heart is going to stop".

Williams said the search has expanded from Cleveland to the Midwest. "I said 'OK, enjoy your Easter".

She said her father, who had 10 children, was a gentle man with nothing mean about him.

"If you see me again, it'll be a miracle", she quoted him as saying.

The suspect, Steve Stephens, hasn't been seen since the Sunday afternoon shooting in Cleveland. She said Stephens was "a nice guy" who was generous to everyone.

Despite expanding the search, Williams said that there was no evidence that Stephens was now out of Ohio.

Stephens then says to Mr Godwin "She's the reason this is about to happen to you".

The woman Stephens spoke of, Joy Lane, said in a text to CBS that "we had been in a relationship for several years".

"From what we can tell now, it's just a random person that he picked out. We don't know why", Williams said. He said police are also working with his family.

"We are shocked and horrified and we don't know anything more about it", agency spokeswoman Nancy Kortemeyer told WOIO-TV. "To think that one of our employees could do this is very bad".

"I'm killing with my Beech Brook badge on too", he says. But Stephens' mother said he is a social worker. Beech Brook's offices were closed on Monday.

Robert Godwin was walking on the sidewalk when he met Stephens.

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