Manhunt for Cleveland Murderer who Posted Killing on Facebook…

 

  • The search for Steve Stephens, 37, has expanded to five states 
  • On Monday, authorities asked residents in Pennsylvania, New York, Indiana and Michigan to be on the lookout for the Ohio man
  • He is wanted on aggravated murder charges for the Easter Sunday shooting of 74-year-old Robert Godwin 
  • Stephens posted a video of the shooting on Facebook and then fled the state 
  • His phone last pinged in Erie, Pennsylvania – 100 miles east of the crime scene 
  • Worked with special needs kids
  • Victim he filmed was going home after an Easter dinner with his family

 

Cops spoke with Steve Stephens shortly after he posted a video showing him shooting dead a 74-year-old man on Sunday.

Police revealed at a Monday morning press conference that they had been in contact with Stephens but efforts to get him to turn himself in failed.

Now, they say they have no idea where he is, and have expanded their search to five states.

Steve Stephens, 37, is wanted on a charge of aggravated murder in the death of Robert Godwin Sr. in Cleveland.

Cops have warned residents of Pennsylvania, New York, Indiana and Michigan to be on the lookout for Stephens, who they said may have traveled out of state.

When officers tried to track Stephens’ phone after the shooting, it pinged in Erie, Pennsylvania – 100 miles east from the scene of the crime.

Police Chief Calvin Williams said in a Monday morning press conference that his officers searched dozens of locations the previous night ‘to no avail’ and have admitted that he could be anywhere.

He also issued a warning to anyone who may be harboring Stephens.

‘If you think you’re helping Steve, you’re really not. You’re going to get yourself in trouble along with him,’ Williams said.

In the horrifying video, which appears shaky, Stephens gets out of his car and appears to randomly target Godwin, 74, who is holding a plastic shopping bag.

Stephens says the name of a woman, whom Godwin does not seem to recognize.

‘She’s the reason that this is about to happen to you,’ Stephens tells Godwin before pointing a gun at him. Godwin can be seen shielding his face with the shopping bag.

In a separate video posted on Facebook, Stephens claimed to have killed more than a dozen other people.

‘Like I said, I killed 13, so I’m working on 14 as we speak,’ he said.

Police have not verified any other shootings or deaths, Police Chief Calvin Williams said.

‘There are no more victims that we know are tied to him,’ he said.

Police said they have been talking with family and friends of Stephens, who is a case manager at Beech Brook, a behavioral health agency headquartered in Pepper Pike, near Cleveland.

Via: Daily Mail Online

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