Update April 18: Pennsylvania police say Steve Stephens shot and killed himself in Erie County after a brief car chase.
Steve Stephens posted a Facebook video of himself approaching an elderly man and shooting him at point-blank range in Cleveland. The disturbing video remained on Facebook for 3 hours before being taken down.
The victim has been identified as 74-year-old Robert Godwin Sr., who was walking home after having Easter dinner with his children.
“She’s the reason that this is about to happen to you,” Stephens, 37, told Godwin before shooting him dead. In a later video confession, Stephens said he was angry at his ex-girlfriend, and that’s what triggered his rage.
There are unconfirmed reports that Stephens is a Muslim who regularly visited the Islamic Center in Cleveland.
What media won't tell you is Steve Stephens a Muslim. Many times at Islamic Center of Cleveland. pic.twitter.com/AOAdyMD6GO
— DC Jones 🇺🇸❌ (@neverhillary100) April 16, 2017
Police issued an arrest warrant for aggravated murder, and the FBI is now helping with the investigation. In a separate Facebook video, he confessed to a friend over the phone that he had killed 13 people:
I shamed myself. I just snapped. I killed 13 people. And I’m going to keep killing until they catch me. I killed 13 and I’m working on my 14th. All my life, I’ve always been a f*cken monster.
Stephens added: “I ain’t comin’ to work tomorrow.” So far, police have not linked Stephens to any other murders. “There are no more victims that we know are tied to him,” police said.
Amazingly, Stephens worked as a social worker at Beech Brook, a behavioral health agency near Cleveland.
Steve Stephens’ ex-girlfriend, Joy Lane, is reportedly in protective custody. Lane told CBS News she’s heartbroken by what happened.
“We had been in a relationship for several years,” Lane said. “I am sorry that all of this has happened. My heart and 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.”
Meanwhile, a man who identified himself as Robert Godwin’s son broke down while discussing his dad’s senseless murder. “He was a good guy. He would give you the shirt off his back,” he said. “This man, right here, was a good man and I hate that he’s gone.”
Roseanne Barr smacks down Trump-bashing Jimmy Kimmel: ‘Shut your f**ken lip’
I just spoke with a man and woman who said the man killed in the FB live video was their 78 year old father @cleveland19news pic.twitter.com/Gpf3EUafLM
— Shanice (@ShaniceDunning) April 16, 2017
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