Cleveland police seek suspect who posted video of murder on Facebook

CLEVELAND — A manhunt is underway for a suspect that police say killed a man and posted a video of the homicide on Facebook.

Steve Stephens. Photo via Cleveland Police Department.

Law enforcement is searching the Cleveland area and beyond for Steve Stephens, the suspect police say walked up to an elderly man and shot him while on video, said Cleveland Police Chief Calvin Williams.

The murder happened on East 93rd in Cleveland. Police said the shooter streamed the deadly shooting live on his social media page and claimed to have committed other homicides. Police are still investigating those claims, but so far, have not found any other victims they believe Stephens has killed.

Police have identified the suspect as Steve Stephens. Authorities say he is a black male who is 6-feet 1-inch and weighs 244 pounds. He has a full beard.

Stephens was last seen wearing a dark blue and grey or black striped polo shirt.

He is believed to be driving a white or cream-colored SUV.

Police say he is armed and dangerous.

Correction: First reports said the suspect streamed the murder live. Facebook later said he filmed the killing and uploaded the footage later.