Published: Wed, April 19, 2017
Technology | By Timothy Carter

Videos show desperation of suspect in Facebook video killing

Videos show desperation of suspect in Facebook video killing

Since then, the Federal Bureau of Investigation warned that Stephens could have fled from Ohio.

Authorities have warned people in Pennsylvania, New York, Indiana and MI to be alert for Stephens, who is wanted on suspicion of aggravated murder.

Cleveland Police Chief Calvin Williams said that Pennsylvania troopers received a tip that his vehicle was in a McDonald's parking lot.

"Be on the lookout wanted male, for Steven Stephens". Authorities say police tried to pull Stephens over and, after a brief pursuit, he shot and killed himself. The Cleveland Division of Police said Steve Stephens is wanted for aggravated murder in the shooting, which was posted on Facebook. But police wouldn't speculate on what was behind it. Godwin did not seem to recognize the name.

In a text message to CBS News, Joy Lane confirmed that she and Stephens had been in a relationship and offered her condolences to the family. "I am sorry that all of this has happened".

She said her father, who had 10 children, was a gentle man.

Other videos Stephens shared show him talking about his despair over gambling debts and trouble with his girlfriend. He blamed her for what was about to happen.

Officials in the OH city said they were looking for Steve Stephens in connection with the one confirmed killing.

Police in Cleveland said Monday that they don't know the whereabouts of a man who posted video of a gruesome murder on Facebook as the national manhunt for him continues. He says the name of a woman, but Godwin doesn't appear to know it. Stephens went live on Facebook later in the day and posted video of the encounter, though the killing itself was not livestreamed, police said.

Facebook provided a timeline of the events as they occurred in the statement, claiming they had disabled Stephens' account within 23 minutes of receiving the first report. The third video, in which he confessed to the murder, was broadcast live at 2:22 p.m. and reported by someone shortly after it ended at 2:27 p.m.

Law enforcement officials said that the last place his cellphone signal was tracked was in Erie, Pennsylvania, about 100 miles (160 kilometers) east of Cleveland, on Sunday afternoon.

Investigators said at a Monday news conference that they are doing everything they can to track his down, but still have no clue where he might be. They carried flowers and balloons and hugged and comforted each other, while urging an end to the violence on their city streets. "We're still asking Steve to turn himself in".

"I don't want to him to take his life". "If you are out there, if you're listening, turn yourself in".

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