Cops are hunting a crazed gunman who executed an elderly man and broadcast it on Facebook Live – before boasting of 15 more murders and threatening more.
He said more would die unless his mum phoned in and left chilling Facebook rants blaming debt and the break up of his relationship as a trigger for murder.
Cleveland Police confirmed the shooting broadcast on Facebook was real, but said they were not aware of any other killings.
The city was on lockdown last night, as police searched for “armed and dangerous” Stephens.
He also wrote on Facebook he wouldn’t stop killing until his mom and Joy Lane – reported to be his ex-partner – in the video call him, alongside his number.
His mom Maggie Green told CNN she was upset and in disbelief, and had begged Stephens to hand himself in.
In another video, Stephens, 37, tells a friend on the phone he “just snapped” and had a lot of “built-up anger and frustration”.
He then tells the friend he has killed 13 people and will keep killing until “they catch me”, adding: “I shamed myself.”
In a press conference just before 7pm local time, Cleveland Police confirmed Stephens was still on the loose but said they had searched several locations and were not aware of any other victims.
They said they hadn’t had any sightings of him since the “senseless” shooting and didn’t know if he was still in the area.
Cleveland Police chief Calvin Williams urged Stephens to turn himself in, saying: “He can’t keep victimising his community based on his issues.”
YouTuber and “independent investigator” B Rich has been live-streaming himself chasing Stephens in the car using a police scanner.
In another post, Stephens tagged co-workers asking them to let his boss know he wouldn’t be in work tomorrow, writing “I’m sorry team but I’m to far gone [sic]” and adding “I’m the #goodguy”.
He also wrote that the last year his life had been f***** up, and he had lost everything through gambling at the Cleveland Jack casino.
In a heartbreaking video of a man and a woman, reported to be Mr Goodwin’s, children, said he was a “good man” and would “give you the shirt off his back”.
“I feel like my heart is going to stop,” his daughter told reporters.
Another woman believed to be Mr Goodwin’s granddaughter said it was the second anniversary of her father’s death.
She wrote on Twitter: “All i ask is why.”