Search for Steve Stephens goes national as officials offer $50000 reward

Williams said Monday they are going to make it hard for Stephens to hide as billboards have been placed at various locations and national media outlets have picked up the story, broadcasting Stephens picture nationwide.

Police said they have searched "dozens of locations" for the suspect, Steve Stephens, and tried to convince him to turn himself in when they spoke with him on his cell phone on Sunday. After a brief pursuit, Stephens shot and killed himself. Police named a Cleveland man, Steve Stephens, as the primary suspect in the Sunday murder. Stephens said in a video on Sunday that he had killed multiple people, but police said there was only one known victim.

A Facebook video of an OH man shooting a 74-year-old retiree in Cleveland was up for three hour.

The video shows Stephens sitting in a vehicle talking to the camera saying "Found me somebody I'm going to kill - this guy right here, this old dude". He forced Godwin say the name of his girlfriend before he opened fire.

In a series of tweets, Fox News' Jessica Dill reported Godwin's family has a message for Stephens.

Smalls tells us if he wasn't fishing, the 74-year-old Godwin was walking the streets of Cleveland collecting aluminum cans, something he has always enjoyed.

Alexis Lee, who saw Stephens last week, said his childhood friend always seemed respectful and got along with everybody.

He also posted several Facebook Live videos bragging about an unconfirmed claim that he'd killed at least a dozen other people. Stephens then went and posted the footage online before later using Facebook's Live function to confess to the murder. "I am sorry that all of this has happened".

The chase lasted 2 miles, and troopers managed to disable Stephens' vehicle, state police said. The suspect gets out of his auto and approaches him from the street, speaks to him briefly and then shoots him. Police in Philadelphia said eight elementary schools and a high school were locked down Monday while they investigated reported sightings but found nothing.

In an interview with CNN's Don Lemon Monday night, four relatives of the victim, Robert Godwin Sr., said they don't want the suspect, Steve Stephens, to die, but to surrender.

Cleveland police, working on the case with help from investigators at the FBI and the US Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), offered a reward of up to $50,000 for information leading to the Stephens' arrest.

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