Police claim Facebook killer Steve Stephens is not in the Philadelphia area

Photo: via Steve Stephens

Steve Stephens is not in the Philadelphia area, according to police. The Philadelphia Inquirer reported that police received multiple calls about Stephens in the area of Belmont Plateau. Following the claim, over 30 schools were placed on lockdown for two hours as police searched the area for hours.

However, the lockdown has since been lifted and students were allowed to go home. Police said that there is no indication that Stephens is in Philadelphia.

“No, there’s no truth to that, but, again, we’re receiving dozens of tips, and we follow up on all tips that we receive,” said Cleveland Police Chief Calvin Williams when asked about Stephens being in Philadelphia.

Stephens, 37, went on a killing spree on Easter Sunday in Cleveland. He was allegedly upset over a recent break-up with his girlfriend Joy Lane. After killing Robert Godwin Sr., 74, while streaming on Facebook live, Stephens recorded a video where he spoke about killing 13 people.

Godwin’s family continues to receive support following the horrific crime.

Police in New York, Indiana and Michigan are also searching for Stephens at press time. There is currently a $50,000 reward for information on his whereabouts.

A.R. Shaw is an author and journalist who documents culture, politics, and entertainment. He has covered The Obama White House, the summer Olympics in London, and currently serves as Lifestyle Editor for Rolling Out magazine. Follow his journey on Twitter @arshaw and Instagram @arshaw23.


  • Mason Youngblood
    April 17, 2017

    Mean to tell me that the law or nobody else has caught this fonky MFer yet??

  • nosey rosy
    April 17, 2017

    this dog aze fool he will rott in hell with maggots for dinner , i bet you he gets the death penalty and i bet you they execute him within 2 years or less , he is the reason the police have such a hard job , this is the kind of black man the police fear , and see as a threat , this is the kind of black man , you want to keep your kids from . just think he was this bitter over a break up .. men can get real evil when their manhood is tested , he may have been able to satisfy her sexuallly and snapped . i betshe feel so bad , for her being the culprit of his crimes . this man need to be execution shot right after 200 snakes suck his blood out of his body, i prey he will wake up in hell and see what evil cost him

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