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Hunt Is On For an Ohio Man Who Shot and Killed an Elderly on Facebook Live

An elderly man was shot dead by man believed to be Steve Stephens. The incident was broadcasted live by the suspect as he was committing the crime. The video was spread mostly through Facebook and twitter.

Steve Stephens

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The victim was later reported to be Robert Godwin Sr., a 74-year old grandfather, who was walking down a street in Cleveland when the suspect suddenly pulled over and approached the elderly man. The suspect then told Robert to say the name Joy Lane. Joy Lane is said to have been in a long-term relationship with the suspect and that they just recently broke up.

Robert Godwin Sr. was the victim of Steve Stephens


Despite the victim pleading for his life and claiming that he has no relation or connection with Joy Lane, the gunman continued shooting the old man. The victim was shot in the head costing him his life. The suspect then left the scene wherein a massive manhunt has ensued hereafter.

The death of Mr. Godwin draws a lot of sympathy from social media sites as he was said to have been a very good man. One person who was interviewed said that “he (Mr. Godwin) would give the shirt off his back to anyone”.

Steve Stephens was described as black man with a full beard. He is 6 feet 1 inch in height and weighs at around 244 lbs. He was last seen wearing a dark blue and grey striped shirt. The suspect was last seen diving a white Ford Fusion with an Ohio Temporary Tag E363630. Traces of his cellphone indicate that he has crossed states and is currently under lookout in five other States.


The suspect is armed and dangerous that is why people are advised to stay away from him and call 911 immediately if anyone sees him. Everyone in the surrounding areas is also advised to stay in a safe location either at home or inside establishments. Walking outside or taking a stroll is not safe at the moment as the suspect is still at large.

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