WATCH: Steve Stephens Videos on Facebook Shooting Guns
A massive manhunt is underway in Cleveland for Steve “Stevie Steve” Stephens, who is accused of randomly shooting an elderly man to death on Facebook Live.
Before that video stream, Stephens posted several videos on Facebook of himself shooting guns. You can watch them above and below.
Stephens claimed on Facebook that he had murdered other people on Easter Sunday, but police have found no evidence of that so far. The elderly man who was murdered on April 15 was identified as Robert Godwin, Sr. On Facebook, Stephens went by the name of “Stevie Steve.” There is a link to the video of the murder below at the end of this article. Be forewarned that it is very graphic.
Stephens was no stranger to firearms, and brandishing them on social media was something he freely did; he posted a series of other videos on Facebook that show him shooting guns. Stephens posted on Facebook about shooting at a gun range and being a good shooter, and he posted videos of target practice at the gun range. Stephens says in one of his Facebook videos that he works as a case manager at Beech Brook, which is a children’s behavioral health agency that is based in northeast Ohio.
Here’s another of his Facebook gun videos:
In the murder video, Stephens approached Godwin on video and can be heard asking “Can you do me a favor? Can you say [his girlfriend’s name]?” He then shot the man. Godwin, the victim, was described as a good man who was a father and grandfather. You can read more about his life here. In the Facebook Live video of the murder, Stephens can be seen driving down the road until he says, “Found me somebody I’m going to kill, this guy right here, this old dude.” He then gets out of his vehicle to murder Godwin.
According to CNN, people who saw the Facebook video of the murder called police.
Since police learned of the video, Cleveland has been on high alert as fearful residents watch out for the gunman, who was still at large on the evening of April 16. Police urged Stephens to turn himself in and widely broadcast his name in a press conference.
You can watch the Facebook Live video of the murder here. Again be aware that it is very disturbing:
WATCH: Elderly Man Shot & Killed in Cleveland on Facebook Live [GRAPHIC]
An elderly man was shot and killed by a gunman, identified by Cleveland Police as Steve Stephens, in a video broadcast on Facebook Live.
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Stephens also discussed his motivations in other Facebook videos. You can watch those here:
VIDEOS: Alleged Cleveland Killer Steve “Stevie Steve” Stephens [GRAPHIC]
The videos posted on “Stevie Steve’s” YouTube channel show no indication of the violence Steve Stephens is alleged to have committed in Cleveland on Easter Sunday.
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