An suspect, now identified as Steve Stephens, shot down an elderly man in his 70’s in cold blood as he was filming a Facebook video live on Sunday afternoon. The murderer is described as a 6’1″, bald, African American with a fully beard.
The victim, Robert Godwin Sr. was 74 years old and was walking back towards his house after running errands when he was accosted and then murdered by Stephens, who was filming a Facebook video post. In the video, that can be seen in the link below, Stephens blames his ex-girlfriend for his actions.
There is an ongoing search taking place in the city, but citizens of Pennsylvania, New York, Indiana and Michigan are asked to be on alert as he may have fled the state.
The incident took place in Cleveland on 635 East 93rd Street. Stephens was last seen driving a white Ford Fusion with temporary tags E363630 and is considered armed and dangerous.
Stephens allegedly shot and killed 74-year-old Robert Godwin, Sr., as Godwin walked along E. 93rd Street. Although authorities initially reported the murder was streamed on Facebook live, a spokesperson with the social media site said the footage was actually recorded and uploaded.
Stephens had been live on Facebook in a separate post. Stephens also claims to have committed several other crimes, including additional killings, but police say they have no known additional victims. Police crews continue to search multiple areas in the city, but residents of Pennsylvania, New York, Indiana and Michigan are urged to be on alert, as Stephens may have fled the state. He is driving a white Ford Fusion with temporary tags E363630. He is considered armed and dangerous, if seen, call 9-1-1.