Steve Stephens, who went by “Stevie Steve” on Facebook, live-steamed killing an innocent elderly man Sunday afternoon. There is currently a nationwide manhunt for the murderer who apparently was distraught over a break-up with his girlfriend.
In the video (not shown for its’ violent nature and sincerity for the family), Stephens walks up to Robert Godwin Sr, and orders him to say the name of his girlfriend, Joy Lane.
“She’s the reason for what’s about to happen to you”, the killer says to the terrified elderly man, who was one of eight siblings and a father.
He then takes a gun and shoots Godwin at point-blank range while streaming it all live on Facebook.
— Shanice (@ShaniceDunning) April 16, 2017
The suspect, identified as Steve Stephens, is considered armed and dangerous, police said after the homicide in northeast Cleveland near the Lake Erie shore. The FBI was providing assistance, a spokeswoman told NBC News.
Police said Sunday that the man “broadcast the killing on Facebook Live and has claimed to have committed multiple other homicides which are yet to be verified.”
A series of posts Sunday on what authorities said was Stephens’ Facebook page complained that he had “lost everything” to gambling. The posts named specific people whom the user wanted to talk to, and at one point he wrote “I killed 12 people today” and wouldn’t stop until he could speak to his mother and a second woman.
Later, the user posted: “I killed 15 today because of [the second woman].” The user called it his “Easter day slaughter.”
NBC News archived the posts before the account was removed. Police stressed that no other victims had been found.
Stephens was described as black, 6 feet, 1 inch tall, weighing 244 pounds and bald with a full beard. He was last seen wearing a black or dark blue and gray striped polo shirt and was driving a white or cream sport utility vehicle, authorities said.
Over 24 hours and the killer is still on the run…
“Quite frankly, at this point he could be in a lot of places,” FBI special agent in charge Stephen Anthony said Monday during the search for Steve Stephens.
He said Stephens was armed and dangerous, and the public must remain vigilant.
The hunt for Stephens has spanned five states — Ohio, New York, Indiana, Michigan and Pennsylvania — since he filmed himself shooting Robert Godwin Sr., an apparent stranger who crossed his path.
Stephens then went on Facebook Live and blamed the bloodshed on a lover. He also claimed to have killed 13 people, something authorities did not verify.
Police had been in touch with Stephens soon after the murder, but since then have had no communication and no clear idea of his whereabouts.
“We don’t know where he’s at,” Cleveland Police Chief Calvin Williams said, noting that the last place police located him was the scene of the crime.
Before the shooting, Stephens had no criminal record and only traffic violations, Williams said.
Godwin’s daughter took to Facebook to post her thoughts on her father’s horrible tragedy
Apparently, some insensitive idiot started a Gofundme in their Dad’s name.