Cleveland and Federal law enforcement officials are still on the hunt for Steve Stephens, the man who recorded himself shooting and killing 74 year old Robert Godwin of Cleveland apparently at random this weekend, and posting the video to Facebook.

Cleveland Police Chief Calvin Williams says they do no know where he is, and they have expanded their search outside of the Cleveland area, and throughout the Midwest. He's asking Stephens to turn himself in, and is warning family and friends that they will face charges if they help Stephens hide or evade capture.

The US Marshall's Service and FBI are assisting in the search.

Meanwhile, Robert Godwin's family and friends are asking people not to contribute to any GOFUNDME, or other online solicitations for Godwin's memorial, because they are not behind them.

 

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Thursday, 26 January 2017 12:30

Bond Set For Suspect In Fatal Police Hit-Skip

The 44 year old Lorain man charged in connection with the hit-skip death of Cleveland Police officer David Fahey earlier this week, appeared in Cleveland Municipal court for the first time today.

Bond was sent at $500 thousand dollars for Israel Alvarez, who is charged with aggravated vehicular homicide, and felony hit-skip.

He is accused of leaving the scene after hitting Officer Fahey, who was setting up road flares at an accident site on I-90 in Rocky River, on Tuesday morning.

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Tuesday, 24 January 2017 12:14

Suspect Arrested In Fatal Cleveland Hit Skip

Cleveland Police Patrolman David Fahey was killed when he was hit along I-90 Westbound in Rocky River around 6 a.m. Tuesday morning. 

Officer Fahey was providing assistance to an earlier accident when a white Toyota Camry hit him. He was transported to an area hospital where he died. 

After an hours-long manhunt, police in Lorain County located the suspect vehicle outside a home on E. 31st St. in the 11 a.m. hour. Authorities surrounded the home and shortly after noon, a suspect was in custody. 

No suspect information, nor charges have been released at the time of the arrest. 

Cleveland Police were assisting after a van had run into the back of a fire truck along I-90 near the Warren Rd. exit. That is when the driver of the 2000 Camry hit Officer Fahey and drove off. The highway was shut down for hours between the Innerbelt and Detroit Rd. 

 

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The impact of the deadly shooting in Dallas is hitting local communities. The Cleveland Police Deparmtent has ordered officers to patrol the streets with a partner and the Akron Police Department is also following those orders.

"...officers will be only two-man cars, which for us is not typical for our daytime patrol officers. But until further notice, we will be operating on two-man cars." said APD Major Kenneth Ball.

The department has been involved in a number of training programs -- including training on implicit biases.

For the Summit County Sheriff's Office, the department is focused on remaining vigilant.

"We're going to stay vigilant," said Barry. "We've had a heightened awareness level for a while now due to the problems throughout the country and we're going to continues to proactively approach it that way."

Sheriff Steve Berry says training continues to be an important priority of the department, especially ahead of the Republican National Convention where they will be sending between 20 to 40 deputies.

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