Cleveland, Ohio - Video showing a Facebook live-streamed random murder has sparked a manhunt for suspected serial killer, Steve Stephens. We edited the video of the live-streamed murder to protect the victims. You can see the video below.
Steve Stephens was on Facebook live Sunday at around 3 PM as he pulled beside an elderly man who was walking down the street on East 93rd Street just south of the Interstate 90 according to Cleveland.com.
Stephens said, “Found me somebody I’m going to kill, this guy right here, this old dude,” before stepping out of his car. He approached the man and told him to say a woman's name. The man tried telling Stephens that he didn't want any trouble before Stephens shot one round into his head. Stephens then spoke to the woman through the camera saying that it was all because of her.
In a Facebook post, Stephens said, “I lost everything I ever had due to gambling. I do not go into details but I’m a (sic) my breaking point I’m really on some murder shit. … FB you have 4 minutes to tell me why I shouldn’t be on death row!!! I’m dead serious. #teamdeathrow.”
Stephens has claimed that he has murdered 15 people so far, although police have only located the body of the elderly man from the live-stream.
His Facebook account has now been deactivated. We have a copy of the video but won't be hosting an unedited version out of respect for the victim.
Steve Stephens appears to be going around and picking random targets to murder. Anybody who sees him should avoid him at all costs and call 911.
Stephens is 6'1", 240 pounds, and has a full beard. He was seen wearing a dark striped polo shirt in the Facebook live-stream. He is believed to be driving a white or cream colored SUV.
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The video of the live-streamed murder is below. WARNING: Extremely graphic.