Easter day slaughter’: Cleveland cops searching for killer who broadcast murder on Facebook

Cleveland cops on Sunday were hunting a man who shot and killed another person in a horrifying, Easter afternoon attack – that was brazenly broadcast live on Facebook.

Cleveland Police named the murder as Steve Stephens, who claimed on Facebook “to have committed multiple other homicides which are yet to be verified.” Stephens is considered armed and dangerous and civilians are advised not to approach him.

FOX8 reported that Stephens is believed to be driving a white Ford Fusion with temporary tags.

The Sunday shooting occurred just south of Interstate 90 in the Glenville neighborhood. Stephens also posted another video of himself talking on the phone about at least 13 other alleged murders he says he’s committed. He said at one point he “messed up.”

“And I’m about to keep killing until they catch me,” Stephens said, according to NBC.

Information about the victim is that he was 78 years old.

Video of the murder was posted at 2 p.m. but soon taken down. It was partially captioned “Easter day slaughter.” The account hadn’t been active since 3:30 p.m. Eastern time.

The FBI’s Cleveland field office said it was assisting Cleveland police in the investigation, as was the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation.

Cleveland State University, which is located near the suspected shooting scene, posted a message on its Twitter account urging people to shelter in place or stay away from the area.


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