Cleveland shooter Steve Stephens could be in Michigan, according to police

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Screen shot of Steve Stephens via Scene
Screen shot of Steve Stephens via Scene
Updated: 12:15 p.m. Tuesday, April 18:

Stephens has killed himself in Erie, Penn., according to police.

Originally posted Monday, April 17:

Sunday afternoon a Cleveland man named Steve Stephens allegedly uploaded a video to Facebook that shows him shooting and killing 74-year-old Robert Godwin Sr., and police have been searching for him ever since.

The video has caused a social media uproar in according to our sister paper, the Cleveland Scene, with people reporting to have spotted Stephens in various locations while alleging he's on a murderous rampage.

Police have been scant with information, but Scene reported this morning that there have been no new victims and as of right now, they have no idea where Stephens is, saying he could be literally anywhere.

According to Scene: "Police confirmed that they spoke directly with Stephens shortly after the shooting yesterday, but, beyond that, there has been no contact with him. Chief Calvin Williams said that police searched dozens of locations in Cleveland last night and conducted operations 'unceasingly' since the shooting."

According to, police say Stephens could have crossed state lines. Cleveland police have warned residents of Michigan, Pennsylvania, New York, and Indiana to be on the alert.

Stephens is 6'1", 244 lbs. with a beard and was last seen wearing a dark blue and grey or black striped polo shirt. He is driving a white Ford Fusion with a temporary license plate reading: E363630, according to police.

Police are asking all credible leads be reported to 1-800-CALL-FBI.

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Alysa Zavala-Offman

Alysa Zavala-Offman is the managing editor of Detroit Metro Times. She lives in the downriver city of Wyandotte with her husband, toddler, mutt, and two orange cats.
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