VIDEO: Nationwide Manhunt Under Way for Suspect in Facebook Homicide

Law enforcement officers nationwide are on the lookout for a man who is accused of murdering a 74-year-old man in Cleveland and posting a video of the crime on Facebook yesterday.

The suspect is identified by police as 37-year-old Steve Stephens. On the video he claims that he has murdered others.

“Steve if you’re there listening, call someone — whether it’s a friend or family member or pastor — they’re waiting for you to call them,” Cleveland Police Chief Calvin Williams pleaded with Stephens at an afternoon news conference.

Authorities said Stephens pulled up in his Ford Fusion on a road in east Cleveland about 2 p.m. Sunday and then said in the video: “I found somebody I’m about to kill.”

“I’m about to kill this guy right here. He’s an old dude,” Stephens said as he approached Robert Godwin Sr., who was reportedly out looking for aluminum cans to collect.

Authorities described Stephens as a 6-foot-1, 244-pound black man, with a bald head and a full beard. He was last known to be driving a white Ford Fusion with temporary Ohio tag number E363630, the Washington Post reports.

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