As live streaming platforms become popular it’s becoming evident that they have a dark side as well. There have been plenty of cases of violence being live streamed. Last year, a man named Antonio Perkins from Chicago was shot to death while he was using Facebook Live to share what appeared to be any other evening. The Cleveland Police Department has confirmed today that it’s now looking for a suspect who streamed a homicide on Facebook Live.
Steve Stephens is the suspect in question, the police are trying to find him after he committed a homicide and then streamed it on Facebook Live.
Reports reveal that the video showed Stephens talking to an elderly man before shooting him through the window of a car. Stephens even claimed on the video that he had killed other people and would continue to do so.
The Cleveland Police Department has warned the public that the suspect is armed and dangerous, it warns them not to approach the suspect if they see him.
In a statement provided to Engadget, a spokesperson for Facebook said that “This is a horrific crime and we do not allow this kind of content on Facebook. We take our responsibility to keep people safe on Facebook very seriously, and are in touch with law enforcement in emergencies when there are direct threats to physical safety.”
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