Manhunt for Cleveland Facebook Live Killer spreads to five states

A massive manhunt continues for a murder suspect who posted video of a deadly shooting on Facebook.

Steve Stephens broadcast the random killing of a stranger, Robert Godwin Snr, 74, on Sunday afternoon and the horrific footage remained online for three hours before it was deleted.

Stephens, 37, later published another film claiming he had killed more than a dozen others. Police in Cleveland, Ohio, say they have not linked any other victims or incidents to the suspect.

Police have warned residents in Pennsylvania, New York, Indiana and Michigan that Stephens could have fled to a neighbouring state.

Mr Godwin was killed as he collected aluminium cans on a street in his neighbourhood, one of his sons said. The victim was described as a kind and caring father-of-nine who would “give you the shirt off his back”.

Stephens’ mother claimed he was “shooting people” because he was “mad with his girlfriend”.

The pair had recently split, according to reports, and Stephens named his ex in the video and in an accompanying Facebook post.

Police are warning people not to approach Stephens who they describe as potentially ‘armed and dangerous’.

He was wearing a dark blue and grey striped polo shirt, as can be seen in the footage when he films himself driving in his car.

During the footage Stephens says he’s 37-years-old and a case manager at a children’s mental health facility.

Police haven’t commented on the motive for the shooting, but the suspect’s mother claims he was angry following a dispute with his ex-girlfriend – who he named in the footage before Robert Goodwin Snr was shot.

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