ATLANTA (CNN) — Cleveland police identified the victim in a homicide posted Sunday (April 16) on Facebook as 74-year-old Robert Goodwin.
Police said suspect Steve Stephens, who is on the run, shot Goodwin and posted the killing online.
The suspect claims to have committed multiple homicides, according to police.
Cleveland police urged a suspect who posted video of a homicide Sunday on Facebook to turn himself in to authorities.
“We need to bring this to a conclusion today,” Cleveland Police Chief Calvin Williams told reporters during a manhunt for the suspect identified as Steve Stephens.
“There is no need for any further bloodshed in this incident tonight,” Williams added.
Stephens didn’t know the elderly victim he killed around 2 p.m., before a manhunt began, according to Cleveland authorities, who did not release a motive.
Stephens also claimed to have committed multiple homicides, according to police. Williams said “currently there are no other victims that we know of.”
Authorities say he is a black male who is 6-feet 1-inch and weighs 244 pounds. He has a full beard.
Stephens was last seen wearing a dark blue and grey or black striped polo shirt.
He is believed to be driving a white or cream-colored SUV.
Police say he is armed and dangerous.
CBS Cleveland 19 News Reporter Shanice Dunning posted on Twitter an interview with two people who said the man killed in the live video was their father.
Stephens’ mother, Maggie Green, told CNN she had spoken to her son on Sunday and he told her that he was “mad with his girlfriend that’s why he is shooting people and he won’t stop until his mother or girlfriend tell him to stop.”
Green said she told her son to stop. She said she was upset and in disbelief.
Police have not released a motive.
Stephens is employed at Beech Brook, a behavioral health agency in northeast Ohio that serves children, teenagers and families, according to a spokeswoman for the facility.
“We are shocked and horrified like everyone else,” said Nancy Kortemeyer, a spokeswoman for Beech Brook. “To think that one of our employees could do this is awful.”
Kortemeyer could not provide any details on the length of Stephens’ employment at Beech Brook, or his specific job title.
The hunt for Stephens caused some alarm. Cleveland State University issued an alert on social media.