Cleveland Murder Video Raises Pressure on Facebook to Better Monitor Content

  • Cleveland Murder Video Raises Pressure on Facebook to Better Monitor Content

Cleveland Murder Video Raises Pressure on Facebook to Better Monitor Content

The grief on East 93rd Street poured from the eyes and the hearts of Robert Godwin's children.

Stephens started posting the videos on Facebook at 2:09 p.m. He is considered to be armed and unsafe. Troopers spotted him in a white Ford Fusion Tuesday morning, and after a brief pursuit, he fatally shot himself. "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.

Seconds before the shooting, Stephens asked the victim to say the name of a woman believed to associated with the suspect.

The head of the U.S. Marshal's office in Cleveland says he's confident Stephens will be found. Williams said the family is in the process of setting up an official GoFundMe page that was to be released later Monday through the police department.

Anybody with information is asked to call 911 immediately.

Officers were sent to check the area, and police say eight elementary schools and a high school were locked down as a precaution.

In another video posted to Facebook, Stephens said that he gambled away everything and that he and his girlfriend had planned to marry but didn't, without saying why. If you see Stephens, do not approach.

In the first, uploaded at 2:09 p.m. EDT on Sunday (1809 GMT), he said he meant to commit murder.

In his video, Stephens displayed his Beech Brook badge.

The search for murder suspect Steve Stephens put authorities in surrounding states on the lookout Monday after police said the man might have left Ohio.

Stephens had worked since 2008 as a vocational specialist and youth mentor at Beech Brook, a behavioral health agency located outside Cleveland.

Stephens had referred to himself as a case manager. Kortemeyer says he did have a caseload of clients that he managed. Stephens' last known location was the murder scene, he said.

"I don't know anybody by that name", Godwin says just before he is shot.

"He wasn't harming anyone", she added.

Authorities are telling people in Cleveland, as well as Pennsylvania, New York, Indiana and MI, to be on the lookout for the suspect, 37-year-old Steve Stephens.

"Obviously, he's got deep, deep issues", the police chief said. He taught them how to love God and fear God, and how to forgive, his children said.

Chief Williams: This is now a national search for Steve.

They spoke briefly the next day, his mother said.

Authorities are telling people in Pennsylvania, New York, Indiana and MI to be on the lookout.

An armor police vehicle drives through Fairmount park in Philadelphia, Monday, April 17, 2017.

"There is technology available that can take a single image, look at what's on the inside of that image based on the models that they run through and verbally be able to describe that picture to a visually-impaired person, yes, that technology is available".

Godwin was the father of nine children and grandfather of 14, his son, Robert Godwin Jr., told the Cleveland Plain Dealer.

NC A&T students pray for man killed in Cleveland whose murder posted on Facebook.

Police warned Pennsylvania, Indiana, Ohio, Michigan and NY residents to be on the lookout until the fugitive is apprehended.

The shooting video was not reported by Facebook users until 3:59 pm EDT and Stephens' account was disabled at 4:22 pm EDT, Facebook's timeline showed.