Cleveland police searching for man accused of posting murder on Facebook
Police in Cleveland, Ohio say the victim was walking home after celebrating Easter with his family.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) - Police in Cleveland, Ohio, are warning surrounding states to be on alert for a man accused of killing an elderly man at random, then posting a video of it on Facebook.
Police chief Calvin Williams says Steve Stephens killed 74-year-old Robert Godwin, who was walking home after celebrating Easter with his family. The video reportedly shows a gun being pointed at the victim's head before it's fired. The victim then falls to the ground.
Police say they learned about the murder from callers outside of the Cleveland area who saw video of the shooting on Facebook. The social media site disabled the video after it was posted Sunday afternoon.
Police say in another Facebook video, Stephens claims to have killed others. Officers haven't been able to verify that information yet.
An arrest warrant has been issued for Stephens for aggravated murder.
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