Law enforcement authorities waged a multistate manhunt on Monday as they combed their cities and towns for signs of a man who posted a video of a fatal shooting in Cleveland on Facebook.
Police have not verified any other shootings or deaths, Police Chief Calvin Williams said.
His children said they want to remember him not as the man killed in a Facebook video, but as the peaceful and kind man who loved his family, who loved to fish and who even did his daughters' hair. "So we are not going to leave any stone upturned". Sunday afternoon - then posted a video of the homicide on Facebook, according to Cleveland police.
"Hi, can you do me a favor?"
A reward of $50,000 was last night being offered for information regarding Stephens' location, investigating officials said.
Lane confirmed the two had been in a relationship and sent her condolences to the victim's family, the Telegraph reported.
Officers from five different precincts responded to the calls and police vehicles and helicopters began patrolling the area, NBC Philadelphia reported.
Police said they have received "dozens and dozens" of tips about Stephens's possible location.
A mental health advocate, who happens to be a longtime friend of Steve Stephens, is speaking out about the importance for those who need help.to get it. "Steve, if you're out there listening, call someone".
Mr. Godwin's family gave distraught interviews to local media, with one relative only able to repeat: "It feels like my heart is going to stop".
"Not because he needed the money, it was just something he did", said 52-year-old Debbie Godwin. But Stephens remained at large as the search for him expanded nationwide, police said.
Authorities said the two men did not know each other.
"While the public is asked to remain vigilant and report odd or suspicious activities or persons to their local law enforcement immediately, residents are NOT being told to stay in their homes", Cleveland's joint information center said in a news release on Monday.
He muttered the name Stephens requested of him before shots rang out and he fell to the ground.
They say Stephens may have left OH, and they're urging people in Pennsylvania, New York, Indiana, and MI to be on the lookout.
Stephens is a black male who is 6-foot-1 and weighs 244 pounds.
Stephens, 37, of Cleveland, Ohio, who was described as armed and unsafe, was also placed on the FBI's Most Wanted list, a designation officials hope will help raise public awareness about the case.
According to a timeline of events created by police and Facebook, Stephens posted a video Sunday afternoon saying he meant to kill, and followed up two minutes later with a video of the shooting.
Stephens uploaded a video to his Facebook page showing a gun pointed at a man's head. As live videos have gained audience and prominence, critics have questioned how the company should best control the feature to avoid potentially horrific scenes. And in 2015, a shooter killed a TV journalist and her cameraman during a live television broadcast before posting his own video of the killing on Facebook.
In the minute-long shooting video, a driver pulls up to an older man on a sidewalk.
"It's not real. (My father) was a good guy". The two spoke again the following day when he allegedly told her he was shooting people because he was angry with his girlfriend. No additional victims have been found, police said.