Ohio man who police say shot and killed a man and posted the video to Facebook could be on his way to New York. Residents of Pennsylvania, Indiana and Michigan are also being told to be on alert.
On Easter Sunday around 2 PM37 year old Steve Stephens (who appears to have been a case manager at Beech Brook , a children’s behavioral health agency) was recording himself driving around looking for someone to murder. He pulled up to 74 year old Robert Godwin Sr who was walking home after visiting family. On the video Stephens says "found me somebody I'm going to kill. This old dude right here".
Stephens then exits the vehicle, walks up to the man and asks him how old he is. Stephens then pulls out a gun and shoots Godwin in the head. He then walks back to his white Ford Fusion.
Cleveland police say Steve Stephens posted the video of the deadly shooting on social media pages yesterday afternoon. Stephens claimed that he's committed other homicides, but Cleveland Police Chief Calvin Williams says there's only one victim they are aware of.
Stephens says he snapped and will keep killing people till his ex girlfriend Joy Lane calls him. She apparently broke up with him after 3 years. She posted a statement last night; I am sorry that all of this has happened. My heart & prayers goes out to the family members of the victim(s). Steve really is a nice guy…he is generous with everyone he knows. He was kind and loving to me and my children. This is a very difficult time for me and my family Please respect our privacy at this time.
Stephens also claims that he went to visit his mom before this. But she didn’t care when he told her he was feeling suicidal and or homicidal. He also blames her for driving him to kill along with his ex Joy..
Meanwhile, Facebook has released a statement about their site being used this way. “This is a horrific crime and we do not allow this kind of content on Facebook. We work hard to keep a safe environment on Facebook, and are in touch with law enforcement in emergencies when there are direct threats to physical safety.”