Manhunt for man who broadcasted shooting on Facebook live in Cleveland

The search for a suspected killer who posted gruesome Facebook video of a fatal Cleveland shooting put authorities in surrounding states on the lookout Monday after police said the man might have left Ohio. "He could be far away or anywhere in between", Federal Bureau of Investigation agent Stephen Anthony said on Day 2 of the manhunt for Steve Stephens, a 37-year-old job counselor for teens and young adults.

"Everybody is looking for Steve", said Cleveland Police Chief Calvin Williams, adding that there have been no confirmed sightings of the suspect since the Facebook Live event occurred.

Police describe Stephens as 6'1 (1.85 meters) tall, 244lbs (110kg) with a full beard, wearing a dark blue and grey or black striped polo shirt.

Stephens is believed to be driving a white or cream coloured SUV.

Police crews continue to search multiple areas in the city, but residents of Pennsylvania, New York, Indiana and MI are urged to be on alert, as Stephens may have fled the state. Stephens' Facebook page has also been removed. The gun is fired.

The video was posted around 2 p.m. Sunday.

Facebook has issued a statement stating: "This is a horrific crime and we do not allow this kind of content on Facebook".

In a separate video posted on Facebook, Stephens claimed to have killed more than a dozen other people. Almost five hours after the shooting, Williams said authorities hadn't had a verifiable report of a sighting of Stephens.

"He said this [was] the last time I was going to see him", recalled Green, 53.

She said her father, who had 10 children, was a gentle man with nothing mean about him.

"If you see me again, it'll be a miracle", she quoted him as saying.

She was "just dumbfounded" and called Stephens. He need not to do anymore harm to any innocent people.

The suspect asks the man to say the name "Joy Lane", and tells him "Joy" is the reason for what's about to happen.

Police have not talked about a possible motive in the shooting. Williams said the auto was recently purchased and the plates could have been switched.

The chief also said investigators have been talking with family members and friends of Stephens, who is employed at Beech Brook, a behavioral health agency headquartered in Pepper Pike, near Cleveland. "To think that one of our employees could do this is very bad".

Kortemeyer could not provide any details on the length of Stephens' employment at Beech Brook, or his specific job title. He is charged with aggravated murder in the death of Robert Godwin.

Emergency staffers at the Cleveland Clinic is on standby for mass casualties, CBS affiliate WOIO reports.

"He is a good guy".

He says in comments that he's killed 15 people in the area of 105 freeway. "This man, right here, was a good man and I hate that he's gone".



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