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tonight breaking news as we come on. late today, authorities revealing the hunt for the alleged facebook killer has now gone nationwide. authorities said he shot his victim and then posted it online, with a grim warning, claiming there are north korea. new threat. vice president warning north korea the world has seen the strike in syria, the bomb dropped in afghanistan. our reporter today asking president trump what's your next move. new reporting coming in tonight after the deadly military crash on an american golf course. crashing on the course during training. witnesses running to the scene. prince and his secret life.
revealing now what was discovered hidden throughout the singer's home. united airlines under fire again tonight. the couple flying to their wedding and their eye-opening claim. good evening. it's great to be back with you after the holiday. we begin tonight with that urgent man hunt now going nationwide. the suspected killer who then posted his killing on facebook. authorities said took this video. walked up to an elderly man, a perfect stranger. there are more victims. tonight, u.s. marshals and the fbi are now joining the hunt. after foug focusing on a handful of states tonight, tonight the search is now nationwide. abc's alex perez leads us off from cleveland. >> reporter: tonight the desperate nationwide manhunt for
the man who took and posted this video to facebook. police say it showed the senseless murder of an elderly man. >> he could be nearby or far away. >> reporter: authorities now offering a $50,000 reward for any information leading to the arrest of the suspect. >> i'm going to kill this guy right here, the old dude. >> reporter: police were alerted to the shocking video, 37-year-old steve stephens getting out of his car and walking over to an unsuspecting 74-year-old robert godwin sr. he's about to shoot him because of a woman. >> he's the reason why all this happened to you. >> reporter: the next moments too graphic to show. >> one male shot. >> reporter: police racing to the scene of the murder, but the suspect was gone leaving behind a trail of recent chilling posts. investigators said he lost everything to gambling.
>> i lost everything i had. >> reporter: in another claiming to have killed more than a dozen people. >> i killed 13 people. i'm about to keep killing until they found them. >> reporter: the urgent manhunt for the stephens temporary putting cleveland universities and hospitals on lockdown. late sunday, words that his cell phone was pinged 100 miles away in e reshg officials revealing today, detectives spoke to stephens by phone shortly after the murder took place. >> they tried to of course to convince him to turn himself in. >> reporter: today, stephens' place of work closed. he mentored foster kids at a mental health facility. facebook disabling his account after reports of the murder video came in. but that graphic video had been
up for more than two hours. the company saying in a statement, it was a horrific crime, one that has no place on facebook. we know we need to do better. tonight the family of the man who stephens randomly killed calling for justice and trying to make sense of their loss. >> we're beyond shock. to somebody brutally murder my father like that, is unbelievable. >> just horrible. alex perez joins us tonight from cleveland. alex, authorities this evening saying the suspect did not have a criminal record and we're learning what they found when they searched his home. >> reporter: yeah, that's right, david. authorities say they recovered weapons and other evidence important to the investigation. the suspect's family and the woman mentioned in that chilling video are cooperating with police. the other major story tonight, the new threat from north korea. the escalating war of words.
north korea now threatening missile tests every week. vice president mike pence visit the border, warning north korea and reminding them about the u.s. strike in syria and the u.s. bomb dropped in afghanistan a week later. or correspondent asking president trump, what's next. abc's martha raddatz reporting from south korea tonight. >> reporter: tonight, a defiant north korea pledging to conduct missile tests on a weekly, monthly and yearly basis, accusing the white house of pushing the situation there to the brink of war. >> thermonuclear war may break out at any moment on the peninsula. >> reporter: but now from president trump -- a blunt warning. any message for north korea? >> you got to behave. >> reporter: in pyongyang this weekend kim jong un's military might on full display, including what appeared to be a new long-range ballistic missile, canisters of green camo mounted
on huge transporters, but amid that show of force, an embarrassing failure -- a botched missile test, the weapon exploding seconds after launch, and tonight, questions about whether it was cyber-sabotaged by the u.s. >> there is a very strong belief that the u.s., through cyber methods, has been successful on several occasions in interrupting these sorts of tests and making them fail. >> reporter: tensions between the u.s. and north korea now at an all-time dangerous high. >> north korea is a problem. the problem will be taken care of. >> reporter: but just what that means, unclear. >> the era of strategic patience is over. >> reporter: in south korea vice president pence visiting the dmz, delivering a warning of his own. >> just in the past few the world witnessed the resolve and the strength of the united states. >> reporter: nearly
30,000 american troops are currently stationed in south korea. we visited one key base just 48 miles from the border. here, they are at the ready. their slogan -- fight tonight. there aren't many places i go into where it says "fight tonight" in giant letters. >> absolutely. >> reporter: that's a little frightening. >> absolutely. but for us it's our day-to-day training because we don't know when that call is going to come. >> reporter: as for the commander- in-chief, the white house says he's holding his cards close to the vest. >> i don't think that you're going to see the president drawing red lines in the sand. >> reporter: today when asked his next move, president trump with just a two-word answer -- you'll see. >> so let's get to our chief global affairs correspondent martha raddatz joining us. martha, we heard the vice president saying, the world witnessed the strength of our new president in the actions
taken in syria and a week later in afghanistan. people wondering tonight, is north korea next? >> reporter: well, that is a message he wants north korea to hear but also china, the vice president said he and president trump have great confidence in china but if they don't pressure north korea in a meaningful way, the u.s. and its allies will. david. >> you heard the president today, make no mistake he's not revealing anything here. >> he's not going to tell anybody what he's doing next, david. >> martha raddatz reporting from south korea. i want to get to steven ganyard. first this new threat from north korea tonight, the threat to carry out weekly tests, could they pull this off. >> they test for two reasons to develop new missiles and they also want to stay on the stage. once a week is not unreasonable. >> the world was watching, though, over the weekend for any
possible nuclear tests, how real is that part of that threat? >> it's very real. they have been using satellite imagery to look at this mountainous region. they declared it primeded and ready to go. the next step is all up next to kim. he >> all right, colonel ganyard with us. next tonight, the white house responding to protests across the country. demanding that president trump now that he's in white house release his tax returns. just as presidents have done for decades now. the protesters at those rallies say they are determined to keep up the fight. in the meantime, another first for the president, the traditional egg roll at the white house today. the white house was pressed -- are those taxes coming? and here's abc's chief white house correspondent jonathan karl. >> reporter: president trump today signing autographs at his first white house easter egg roll, mixing holiday tradition with tough talk.
while standing next to the easter bunny. >> and we will be stronger and bigger and better as a nation than ever before. we're right on track. you see what's happening, and we're right on track. >> reporter: but as the president publicly welcomed all those young egg rollers, his administration is facing heat, now for keeping private the names of people visiting the white house. it's a departure from the obama administration, which regularly released white house visitor logs with rare exception for reasons of national security. >> we maintain the same policy that every other administration did coming up here prior to the last one, and the last one frankly was a faux level of doing that because when you go through and you scrub everyone's name out that you don't want everyone to know, that really is not an honest attempt at doing it. >> reporter: but critics say it defies the president's promise of transparency.
they also point to trump's refusal to release his tax returns. over the weekend, tax day protests popping up around the country. and at a town hall meeting today in little rock, republican senator tom cotton got an earful when he tried defend the president: >> as far as i'm aware, the president says he's still under audit -- [ booing ] and he says he's going to release them when they're done. [ booing ] it's also -- >> reporter: so, will his tax returns ever be released? you always talk about under audit, the president is under audit. is it time to say the president is never going to release his tax returns? >> we'll have to get back to you on that. >> reporter: you won't, i mean, really? >> really. >> reporter: so he may? >> no, i said i'd have to get back to you on that. he's still under audit. the statement still stands. >> sean spicer says he'll get back to you, jon. the white house and president trump appeared not to be wavering on this one. if he doesn't release his taxes
the first sitting president in decades not to do so? >> reporter: the first president, david, since richard nixon not to release his taxes which means we know less about this president's sources of incomeses about his financial ties both in the united states and abroad. his charitable contributions and of course we know how much he actually pays in taxes. >> jon, thanks as always. we're learning more tonight about that deadly military crash, a blauk hawk crashing down on to an american golf course. the helicopter out of ft. belvoir, virginia. witnesses running to the scene there. three crew members on board. one did not survive. witness awitness reporting that the chopper may have hit trees as it was coming down. new revelations tonight from the investigation into the death of pop star prince. newly unsealed records tonight show that he had narcotics
hidden all throughout his home. as abc's eva pilgrim reports, one more glaring mystery. >> reporter: tonight, search warrants concerning music super star prince's death unsealed, painting a picture of the singer's opioid addiction. these court documents show investigators found a sizable amount of narcotic medications located inside paisley park. the pills, hidden in aspirin, and other over-the-counter pain relief bottles, all over the house. some of them, found in a suitcase along with handwritten lyrics to his 1987 hit "u got the look" were prescribed under the name of his long time friend and drummer kirk johnson, including the oxycodone prescribed by dr. todd shulenberg after prince's plane made that emergency landing in moline, illinois. >> what's the nature of the emergency? >> unresponsive passenger. >> reporter: johnson picked those drugs up from the pharmacy, but told investigators he didn't know prince was addicted, and it was the first time he had done something like that for prince. the search warrants now show that schulenberg told
investigators he put the prescription in johnson's name for prince's privacy. david, what's still not clear is how prince got the powerful narcotic fentanyl that ultimately took his life. investigators scoured his computer, email, and phone records looking for any clues, but found no prescriptions for fentanyl. david? thank you, eva. developing headline out of arkansas today. place to hold the executions of eight men. they were scheduled to die over the next 11 days. two separate courts have now put stays on those executions. . the governor, though, still maintaining he's preparing for that first execution to take place tonight. there's still much more ahead tonight -- united airlines under fire tonight. also the traffic nightmare unfolding in an american city.
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