If you missed the situation about police in Cleveland are searching for a man they said broadcast a killing on Facebook Live and who claims to have killed other people, police said Sunday.
The man, named Steve Stephens, is considered armed and dangerous, according to a Cleveland Police Department statement. Click Here to read.
Here’s an update on that.
According to reports, Police said Sunday that the man “broadcast the killing on Facebook Live and has claimed to have committed multiple other homicides which are yet to be verified.”
“There are no other victims that we know of,” Cleveland Police Chief Calvin Williams said at a news conference.
Authorities said the killing of the one confirmed victim, Robert Godwin, 74, appeared to be random.
“It’s senseless,” Williams said.
There had been no sighting of Stephens since the killing at 2 p.m., Williams said, and it wasn’t clear whether he was still in Cleveland. Earlier, students at Cleveland State University, near downtown, were told to shelter in place or stay away from the school.
A longtime friend and fraternity brother of Stephens’, Gary Jackson, told NBC News that when they spoke last Thursday, everything seemed fine. They’d even made plans to get together this week.
Jackson, 47, said Stephens mentored foster kids — Beech Brook, a children’s mental health center, confirmed his employment — and described him as a quiet guy with a good heart who’d never shown a sliver of aggression.
In Jackon’s view, it was Stephens’ personal turmoil that spun him out of control.
“I don’t think he’s killed those 14, 15 people,” he said. “From what I know of him that’s just him calling out for help.”
Jackson added that he sent Stephens a text making sure that his friend knew as much.
“Whatever it is hurting you — you’re about to put that pain on somebody else,” Jackson said he told Stephens. “That ain’t right.”
By Sunday night, Jackson hadn’t heard back.