Steve Stephens, the 37-year-old man who has been sought since he shot and killed an elderly man in Cleveland, Ohio and broadcast the murder in a shocking Facebook Live video.
“We received dozens and dozens of tips,” said Cleveland police chief Calvin Williams, who spoke at a news conference with Mayor Frank Jackson, who announced the reward.
Stephens is accused of fatally shooting 74-year-old Robert Godwin Sr. about 2 p.m. on a street in Cleveland’s Glenville neighborhood. He broadcast the shooting, which appeared to be random, via Facebook.
Jackson and Williams urged Stephens to turn himself in.
Stephens claimed that he killed up to 15 people because he “snapped” in response to problems with a woman named Joy Lane.
Williams said that no other shooting victims have been found that could be connected to Stephens.
Police issued an aggravated murder warrant for Stephens and said he should be considered armed and dangerous, and that he may have traveled out of state. Residents of Pennsylvania, New York, Indiana and Michigan, in particular, were asked to be on the alert and told not to approach Stephens if they spot him.
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