11 times a serious crime was captured on Facebook
On Easter Sunday, a man named Steve Stephens allegedly published to Facebook a video of what appears to be him walking up to an innocent man on 93rd Street in the large Ohio city, then shooting and killing him. Stephens is on the run, and a massive manhunt was under way Monday morning. This is not the first incident in which Facebook was a platform for a suspect or criminal to show footage of something so gruesome.Photo by: Cleveland Police
11 times a serious crime was captured on Facebook
At least 40 people were watching the Facebook live stream of a teenage girl being sexually assaulted in March, Chicago police said. The video shows at least five to six males -- some juveniles -- sexually assaulting the 15-year-old. More than 40 people were watching the stream at one point and no one called police, officials said.Photo by: CNN
11 times a serious crime was captured on Facebook
A suspect was sought at the end of March in 2016 after he recorded a live-stream video while firing multiple gunshots at a Chicago man. The footage went viral, and police used the video to investigate the incident. It happened on a weekend where Chicago experienced an extremely high shootings rate. This incident was believed to be gang-related.Photo by: Tim Boyle
11 times a serious crime was captured on Facebook
Diamond Reynolds was live-streaming on Facebook when her boyfriend, Philando Castile, died after being shot by a police officer in suburban St. Paul, Minnesota on July 6, 2016. Reynold's daughter was in the backseat of the car a tthe time of the shooring. Castile's death set off protests around the country.Photo by: Stephen Maturen
11 times a serious crime was captured on Facebook
Four suspects were charged in connection with the January attack on a special-needs teen that was streamed on Facebook Live. Video of the torture stunned the country, not just because of the graphic abuse, but because of the comments made by some of the assailants. "*F*ck Donald Trump!" one attacker shouted in the video. "F*ck white people!" The teen was tied up for four or five hours, Cmdr. Kevin Duffin of the Chicago Police Department said.Photo by: Fisher, Katie
11 times a serious crime was captured on Facebook
Police said it wasn't difficult to track down three men suspected of raping a woman in Stockholm, Sweden because they broadcasted via Facebook Live, in a group. Several of those who saw it reported it to police, and they were able to find the apartment where it happened (Getty Images).Photo by: Vittorio Zunino Celotto
11 times a serious crime was captured on Facebook
On Valentine’s Day, 2017, a woman was using Facebook Live when a gunman opened fire on a car in Chicago. A two-year-old boy, identified as Lavontay White, Jr. and a 26-year-old man were killed during the shooting. The woman, who was pregnant at the time, was wounded in the shooting. Both she and her baby survived the shooting.Photo by: Scott Olson