Cleveland shooting suspect previously visited Niagara Falls

Posted at 1:02 PM, Apr 17, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-18 07:39:30-04

Local law enforcement are on alert as officials look for Steve Stephens, the shooting suspect from Cleveland who broadcast a murder on Facebook Live Sunday.

The Niagara County Sheriff's Office is aware of pictures of Stephens standing in front of the bridge to Goat Island in Niagara Falls. It is unclear when the picture was taken.  According to Niagara Falls Police, Stephens has no known connections to the area, adding they have no reason to believe he would choose to come to Niagara Falls more than anywhere else.

Due in part to the photo, the Sheriff's Office and other local law enforcement are on alert in case of the possibility that he has traveled to New York.