17 Apr 2017

"Easter Day Slaughter"

Manhunt For Active US Shooter Who Killed Man Live On Facebook, Reportedly Already Murdered 15
By Tyler Durden: The Cleveland Police is looking for an active shooter, identified as 37-year-old Steve Stephens, who has broadcast a murder live on Facebook. According to Fox 8, he has claimed to have killed other people and says he is looking for more victims. 
The murder happened on East 93rd in Cleveland. Police said the shooter broadcasted the deadly shooting live on his social media page and claimed to have committed other homicides. Police are still investigating those claims.
A series of posts Sunday on what authorities said was Stephens' Facebook page complained that he had "lost everything" to gambling. The posts named specific people whom the user wanted to talk to, and at one point he wrote "I killed 12 people today" and wouldn't stop until he could speak to his mother and a second woman.
Later, the user posted: "I killed 15 today because of [the second woman]." The user called it his "Easter day slaughter"
...according to NBC.
The incident reportedly happened on Sunday afternoon when Stephens began broadcasting live on Facebook, telling viewers that he was looking for someone to kill. A video shows him exiting his vehicle and walking up to a man, who is then shot and killed, seemingly at random. Stephens blamed his girlfriend for his actions and made his victim repeat the woman's name before shooting him. "She's the reason why this is about to happen to you," Stevens told the victim seconds before taking out a gun and shooting him.
Stevens also told viewers that he had already killed multiple people, though police are still working to confirm whether that is true. His Facebook page has been deactivated and he is no longer broadcasting live online.
Police in Cleveland have launched a massive manhunt for Stephens and several facilities in the area are on lockdown. Cleveland State University has urged students to shelter in place or, if they are elsewhere, to stay away from campus.


“Suspect did broadcast the killing on Facebook Live and has claimed to
have committed multiple other homicides which are yet to be verified,“
Cleveland Police confirmed in a statement published online.

"No additional victims have been found. Officers continue to search multiple areas,” police wrote in an update to the previous statement.  
Stephens is described as a black male, bald with a full beard, standing 6 feet 1 inch tall and weighing about 244 pounds. He is wearing a dark blue and grey or black striped polo shirt and is traveling in a white or cream colored SUV.
Sources told FOX 8 he is driving a white Ford Fusion with temporary tags. The suspect is considered armed and dangerous. If seen, do not approach. Call 911 immediately. The Cleveland Division of the FBI said it is assisting in the investigation. A Cleveland State University spokesman said the campus has issued a shelter in place or to stay away.
The Cleveland police scanner can be heard at the following link.


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