Steve Stephens went on the rampage at around 3 p.m. in the Ohio city's Glenville neighborhood when he singled out 74-year-old Robert Goodwin Sr. and murdered the innocent man in cold blood while recording the attack with his cellphone, according to the police.
The suspect, identified as Steve Stephens, is considered armed and dangerous, the police said after the homicide in north-east Cleveland near the Lake Erie shore.
Authorities said Stephens is a black male who is 6-feet 1-inch and weighs 244 pounds. He has a full beard. An aggravated murder warrant was issued for Stephens' arrest.
"We need to bring this to a conclusion within 24 hours, Williams said adding that there is no need for any further bloodshed in this incident tonight." Nearly five hours after the shooting the police said they had not had a report of a sighting of Stephens. The Federal Bureau of Investigation is assisting Cleveland police in the search.