Steve Stephens

The intense manhunt for Facebook killer Steve Stephens has expanded to 5 states. Stephens, 37, is wanted for the brutal shooting death of a 74-year-old man, which he filmed and uploaded on Facebook on Easter Sunday.

The FBI has joined Cleveland law enforcement and police in surrounding jurisdictions are on the lookout for the psychotic killer in Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York, Indiana and Michigan.

Police say Stephens' cell phone pinged off a tower in Erie, Pennsylvania, about 100 miles east of Cleveland.

Stephens, 37, apparently selected Robert Godwin, Sr., 74, at random in the Glenville neighborhood of Cleveland at 3 p.m. Sunday.

Stephens exited his vehicle, approached Godwin on the sidewalk and asked him to repeat a woman’s name. “She’s the reason why, um, this is about to happen to you,” said Stephens, who then shot the elderly man point blank in the head.

He filmed the victim lying on the blood-soaked ground. The grisly video has since been removed from Facebook and Youtube.com.

Police Chief Calvin Williams

"We talked to him via cell phone," said Cleveland's Police Chief Calvin Williams in a news conference on Monday. Police urged the killer to turn himself in.

Williams said the family reported multiple fake Gofundme pages, and he urged the public not to contribute money.

CNN reports that Godwin was on his way home after enjoying an Easter dinner with his children.

Stephens is charged with aggravated murder.

  • Libra80sBaby

    This is some sick shyt....What are we being distracted from?

  • Faux Gibbler

    Dear Jesus. There are evil people in this world. That poor man.

  • Faux Gibbler

    His irresponsible ass gambled and now he is miserable now this poor old man hadn't to pay for it. I hate this.

  • PhillyFacts

    This broke my heart, that poor fellow didn't stand a chance againt that coward. ??

  • Rayne

    That video is terrible. When they catch him they might ?Him. All over some crusty broad.

  • goat

    This makes me sick. No mercy for this piece of sh1t.

  • Yoni7

    I PRAY this man is brought in ALIVE! I would pay to watch his BEATDOWN! Killing him would be too easy. Almighty forgive me for thinking THIS way, but I want that man TORTURED!

  • Yoni7

    The broad ain't crusty because HE'S a bitchass nigga. It is NOT her fault.

  • Yoni7

    Everything.

  • Luv Pitties

    I have so many questions, why does it look like he is in the passenger seat instead of driving? Why did he ramble off that list of names? Whomever he's talking to clearly isn't responding. Something is off about this. Where are the other bodies? I read somewhere he killed a 2 year old. I just know this is to get our attention off what is happening with this brewing war. Something like this always does. My condolences are with the victims' families.

  • https://www.twitter.com/flyassblizzy Big Blizzy

    they still aint caught buddy?

  • Scromes1212

    In 2017 a man is on Facebook live killing people and you can't find him?

  • Ms Thang

    I saw on the news this morning that his cell phone is picking up on a tower on Pennsylvania so it looks like he's heading north east. Hopefully he don't take anymore lives.

  • JV

    The search has expanded to five states. We'll see. I hope they catch him ASAP.

  • Ms Thang

    Please don't place the blame on the woman or his mother. He's responsible for his own actions. He worked with kids and could've easily taken his frustration out on them. That crusty broad as you called her got away from him because he's crazy and it was best for her safety.

  • Ms. Cree

    So he still loose? WTH?

  • Scromes1212

    What exactly is a "crusty broad"?

  • Jen_no_juice

    Why is she being called a crusty broad when she clearly made a great decision by breaking up with a crazy man?

  • Rayne

    If you say so. I never said it was. I was just in my feelings and that's what came out

  • Ms Thang

    I've seen plenty of comments from people blaming the girlfriend, calling her all kind of names. I believe that fool mentioned his mother and girlfriend to make them feel guilty and some type of responsibility for what he did.

  • https://www.twitter.com/flyassblizzy Big Blizzy

    i'm praying for the same thing...

  • Lolalao

    Yep

  • http://thedevereauxshow.com/ Ms.Devereaux

    But they found saddam in another country in a hole in da ground

  • Ms Thang

    I've seen plenty of videos and that video had to have been the most disturbing one I've seen so far.

  • Lolalao

    Someone else pointed out that he looks like the passenger.

  • Rayne

    I said what I said

  • Quitedeliteful

    Now this is one time I hope the police shoot on site and ask questions later....

  • Rayne

    It's exactly what the name implies lol

  • Rayne

    Ok

  • Mr. LeBrick James

    Thank you. She's a victim too, in a way.
    http://heavy.com/news/2017/04/joy-lane-steve-stephens-girlfriend-photos-photo-wife-ex-stevie-steve-facebook-live-cleveland/
    She's been getting death threats herself online from stupid people.

  • MissyJ

    Do we still not know how the front facing camera works?

  • Scromes1212

    Exactly. And I'm tripping even more cause I just watched the last episode of law and order and they were talking about how tech companies can hack into your video feed and see everything. I know it's just tv but I been hearing this for awhile now. I'm trying to figure out how he still on the run with so much information being tracked right now. It seems weird.

  • Look@m3

    Makes no sense right......

  • MissyJ

    Then I'll point out front. facing. camera.

  • Look@m3

    ....and the green grass grew all around all around and the green grass grew all around.
    Unarmed black man kids killed on sight....but an armed one can evade the law for how long....Clock still ticking!

  • Scromes1212

    That's not a answer, but ok.

  • Lolalao

    Why is she crusty?

  • http://thedevereauxshow.com/ Ms.Devereaux

    Right!!!

  • Kimberly Vontrese

    Because she is a Black womam and 'Rayne' is a Black man. Black men hate Black women

  • Lolalao

    Got ya!

  • Blaque Mahogany

    Slippery slope. Never will I condone one of these under-trained illiterate racist cops gunning down a black man. This man needs to be arrested (by the police), prosecuted (by the DA), and convicted (by either a jury or a judge).

  • Lolalao

    I'm not in the mood, blocked him.

  • MissyJ

    I'm glad you said it.

  • Kimberly Vontrese

    Black men call their women 'broads' 'females' (which is an adjective btw) 'h0ez' and. 'Bi@tche$' and Black women still support them. Sad indeed. Black women please stop marching for these 'men' with no reciprocity. Black men treat you like trash yet you continue to breed with them. Why is that? Do you hate yourselves?

  • Scromes1212

    Can't agree with that. I know a couple of my home boys that resemble this dude. I don't want them shooting down anybody out of police anger. JS.

  • Kimberly Vontrese

    Do you see your hypocrisy? Black women like being treated like trash I see

  • Luv Pitties

    Did you not see the other questions I posted but only decided to answer one in an attempt to downplay one of them? What is your explanation for the rest of it ?

  • http://theempirefiend.tumblr.com/ Bird

    This story is so sad. I don't even know what else to say about it.

  • Lolalao

    You can get blocked, too.

  • Scromes1212

    This man represents less then 1% of black men. Don't kill off the black race based off him.

  • Ms Thang

    Death threats? Are you fugging kidding me? Some of the comments are crazy. They're calling that woman everything except for a child of God for that jerk doing what he did. He knew exactly what he was doing by mentioning her and his mother. He knew how social media and some of the idiots work. He knew that the keyboard warriors and the racist would bully her. No one is really saying anything about his mother because, it's mom. I don't care if she cheated, wasn't submissive enough or whatever. It don't excuse his actions.

  • http://theempirefiend.tumblr.com/ Bird

    It wasn't live. As long as he takes his battery out if his phone they can't track him.

  • Scromes1212

    Good info. I didn't know that.

  • Tammie Reed

    I talked to my friend Tonya last night, she couldn't sleep and just said it was like a bad dream! She kept saying please pray for us. I feel so bad for her and her family. I know so many people in Cleveland that knew all of them and people are in complete shock!

    I can't believe he was videotaping himself saying "oh yeah Jim Jones I won't be in to work tomorrow!" Lawd have mercy but I hope they find him and get him off the street!

  • MissyJ

    I was seriously thinking.. What if this dude just shows up at work on Monday morning like nothing happened. He's that out of his mind.

  • Mr. LeBrick James

    Looks like somebody has some deep-seated issues with black men. It's usually a waste of time trying to have a rational discussion with such a person.

  • Kimberly Vontrese

    Less 'than'. Learn the difference between the use of 'then' and 'than'. Also, your stats are incorrect. Incarceration rates prove that your statement is false.

  • Lolalao

    Exactly

  • Scromes1212

    Tell her we are with her.

  • Ms Thang

    You're right. Identify him first and then one to the dome.

  • Kimberly Vontrese

    Black men have deep-seated issues within themselves. What other reason could there be for their violent behavior against other Black men, women, and children?

  • MissyJ

    Now this man is clearly having a psychotic break. He has no history of violence or criminal behavior.. Trust they've looked! Even his ex girlfriend at Joy's statement said good things about him. He needs to be brought in evaluated and then tried for his crime.

  • Scromes1212

    There are more than 1% of Americans that are black men that are serial killers?

  • Lolalao

    They've already shut down his place of employment today.

  • Kimberly Vontrese

    I want to see Tyrese and all the other celebrity C00nz speak about this incident with the same rage and concern they use to speak on other issues within the Black community such as weaves and promiscuity. Black men are a joke.

  • Lolalao

    Why would she trigger him by releasing a negative statement?

  • MissyJ

    Fine... 1) Answered.
    2)Why does a crazy person ramble? Because they are crazy.
    3)There are no other bodies

  • Scromes1212

    One has nothing to do with the other. JS

  • MissyJ

    She could just say nothing

  • Kimberly Vontrese

    Yes, that would be correct.

  • SunRiseBlossom

    Facebook Live, SnapChat and all those other social media recordings need to be removed. I hate that the good have to be punished because of the bad, but this is getting way out of hand... Going viral is motivating mentally disturbed people by giving them a platform to be evil with an audience. IT IS SO SAD!!! It is almost like that crap is birthing people to do the most hideous crimes LIVE just to go viral!!!

  • Scromes1212

    Show and prove?

  • Lolalao

    No, they probably wanted her to release a statement hoping to reel him in. He's seeking her attention...

  • Mr. LeBrick James

    Who hurt you?

  • Lolalao

    Yep

  • SunRiseBlossom

    STOP IT!!! Lol

  • Lolalao

    I think he's perfectly stable, he's just an evil bastard.

  • MissyJ

    She's been with the police since this happened and they spoke with him on the phone. Wouldn't they have just had her talk to him?

  • Scromes1212

    Your so right smh it's like people are living out there video game and movie fantises on the Internet.

  • Lolalao

    There isn't anymore bodies, he's attention seeking.

  • Kimberly Vontrese

    Conduct your own independent research. In all, Black men are ruining America. I personally don't know of any Asian or White men who pridethemselves on having multiple baby mommas, or no job (voluntarily), however, this is common practice amongst Black men.

  • SunRiseBlossom

    I have to agree.. this matter is to serious to be focused on how someone feels about weaves... I pray the family finds peace in the midst of all of this. My heart hurts for them. That was someone's father, grandfather, son, great-grandfather... So sad!!!

  • Luv Pitties

    No, question 2 was not something I asked and question 3 you do not know that. Your replies weren't anything but combative statements no critically thought out answers to explain why you disagree with what I said. You do not get to go to the bonus round today; your consolation prize is you get to stay off my replies with the ignorance.

  • MissyJ

    No one just wakes up one day with ZERO history of violence and decides today is the day. Most people have acted out in other ways prior to, either violent ideation, domestic violence, history of drug/alcohol abuse etc etc

  • Scromes1212

    Ok. You got that. That's to ridiculous to even go back and forth about.

  • Luv Pitties

    I honestly think he is going to kill himself

  • MissyJ

    Le sigh.. I answered your question WITH a question. And then answered my question.... No wonder you are so very confused

  • Scromes1212

    Same here.

  • Ms. Cree

    None at all

  • Kimberly Vontrese

    Learn the difference between 'to' and 'too' dear.

  • Lolalao

    Maybe they have, we don't know. They figured her saying how he's such a nice guy will help.

  • Lolalao

    You know, stroke his ego.

  • Luv Pitties

    Answering a question WITH a question is not an answer and you think I'm confused?! That tickles me. This is a serious matter, I came on here to engage in adult conversation not your trolling, there is a time and place for everything-this isn't one of them. Enjoy your day

  • SunRiseBlossom

    YES! now that psychos are given a platform to be seen LIVE... Ignorance is being reported like never before. Sure crime has been going on, but now... for the likes to go viral, STUPID people are desperate to receive any kind of acknowledgement on social media just to make a name for themselves!!!

  • SunRiseBlossom

    Smart Company!

  • SunRiseBlossom

    YES!!! We are definitely praying for her family.

  • Diva4lyfe

    Prayers going up for her and her family. This is such a tragedy, to lose someone is hurtful but to lose them in this matter all on social media is the worst, this man was minding his own business and you being a arse pull up on him to then state that you are about to harm an innocent soul then have them say some lady name who he don't know. I tell you when they catch him there should be no need for cuffs only body bag and there is no need to holler about cops harming him. Again sending prayers to the family during there loss of a good man,

  • Lolalao

    I don't believe that, sometimes people are just evil.

    If I woke up and carried out 100 nice things to do for people, you wouldn't state the above. Most people would say it's nice to hear a feel good story and someone showing an act of kindness.

  • Lolalao

    It's like pacifying these hateful people's actions. People do not need a rhyme or reason, they can be selfish.

  • doubledee

    She's in protective custody. She probably didn't want to say anything crazy that would trigger him to go after her family.

  • Ms. Cree

    I think FB Live should be banned.

  • Diva4lyfe

    lmao not the consolation prize straight hollering off of that one

  • Yoni7

    Just like cowards do. Can't own up to their own shit. It's always somebody else's fault. I HATE nothing ass niggas like HIM! I can't stand for A MAN to make excuses. HATE IT! So to blame his mother and GF is some bullshit. The GF MOST LIKELY left him because he was the type of nothing ass nigga that always blamed somebody else for shit that he could have done/prevented.

  • doubledee

    They haven't found any other bodies...there was no 2'year old as far as what's being reported. I'm from Cleveland.

  • Lolalao

    Exactly

  • Yoni7

    You never said it was "all over some crusty broad?????" Ok.

  • Scromes1212

    Can you tutor me?

  • SingleGalCrazyWorld

    Facebook live, IG live and snapchat need to be removed. We are living in an era where narcissist will use anything to validate their existence via social media. This "man" was mad he got dumped and needed someone to "watch" probably because no one pay attention to his azz. This "man" is despicable and needs to be caught. All of those live options need to be disbanded period...

  • Lolalao

    I've said this tons of times. I don't think some people are ready for the age of technology we live in, they can't handle it

  • Lolalao

    After awhile action needs to be taken.

  • A D N

    Heard about the video because I didn't want to see it!
    Let the elderly man's family have at him! That's his punishment!

  • We Can Do This

    It could be a good networking and marketing tool but people always find the evil in something good no matter what it is.

  • We Can Do This

    From obscurity to on top of the world in an instant!

  • Lolalao

    I've been on Twitter for the most part, there's no news of a child being hurt. I just hope they hurry up and catch this evil being.

  • Ms. Cree

    I agree. I wish they could come up with a way for all videos to be reviewed first... I guess that takes a way from the whole LIVE thing.

  • Lolalao

    It's a drug!

  • Keesh5000

    THIS SUCKS.... AND I CANT READ ABOUT IT OR SEE THE VIDEO.....SO MUCH HATE

  • SingleGalCrazyWorld

    Exactly I think thats the issue with brothas now they are snapping at an alarming rate because they feel like they are entitled to do whatever they want. We see this happening more and more with black men killing spouses, gf's and others due to anger. They have no coping or rejection skills due to a poor upbringing they have never learned to rely on themselves for change but only others who will be willing to "upgrade them". They dont know how to be a strong black man because they never been around one. Mark my words we will see more puzzy niccas like this one sooner than later...

  • A D N

    Eye for an Eye or Turn the other cheek? Mentally ill or evil? Pay back harm he caused or forgive him? Hate him or love him through his pain?
    This man sparked so much debate on how to handle punishment...

  • Lolalao

    Everyone has their on reality show..

  • Alexandria

    No, that man doesn't deserve to be killed, at least not right away. He deserves to be caught. He deserves to go to jail. He deserves to face the family. He deserves whatever the hell the people in jail are going to give him. THEN, he deserves to be sentenced to death, and to wait out the rest of his days locked up on death row, going through his own personal hell, taking whatever's coming to him being in there, and living with what he did to that man. Instant death would be too easy and nice of a punishment for this idiot. SMDH

  • A D N

    Do you think he would have still carried out the hate without FB live? Or is FB live the cause of him wanting to kill?

  • Lolalao

    They aren't acting like civilized people, they need to micromanaged.

  • Lolalao

    His 15 mins.

  • Scromes1212

    New Post

  • Canary Red™

    Do they know what type of car he is driving and license plate #?

  • Lolalao

    Yep, it's on Twitter. The thing with that is, I think he's dumped that car by now.

  • Lolalao

    That's cool

  • MissyJ

    I would to make the same statement, Aren't you shocked when someone with a usually nasty personality or rude makes a kind statement or gesture? You're wondering tha heyul happened to you?

  • Canary Red™

    Thanks love!

  • LibraGirlonly

    THIS IS beyond sad. RIP Sir.

  • Keisha Hannah

    Sad

  • Lolalao

    You're welcome!

  • Blak

    At this point, this cowardly lunatic has most likely killed himself Why do the police always have to put this kind of business in the street telling the public they spoke with him and that they're right behind him?

  • Blak

    You don't want to see it, trust me. I wasn't prepared for what I seen and it kept me up. I wish that their was a warning because I didn't know anything about this before I pressed play

  • Lolalao

    Maybe they're seeing the error of their ways..Lol

  • Lolalao

    It was on Twitter, I cried.

  • Canary Red™

    Good question. I truly believe it provokes, encourages and give power to the weak who normally would fall between the cracks and sulk in their defeat. Now they have this audience to put on a show for. But very good question!!!!

  • Lolalao

    It's like a hype drug, if that makes sense.

  • guest

    What made him turn violent?

  • Renee26

    The saddest part is that someone with this mind state had that type of job in the first place

  • SunRiseBlossom

    YES! Thank you for understanding my thoughts!!!

  • SunRiseBlossom

    YES! Thank you for understanding my thought!

  • Dani B.

    I am so bothered by this!!!! I feel as though this was one of my own family members :-(
    SO SAD, JUST HEARTBREAKING! #R.I.P. MR.GODWIN

  • Renee26

    Same...wish he would have done that first instead of hurting innocent people

  • SunRiseBlossom

    Good Question... No Facebook Live is not the cause, but I do believe having an audience motivates stupid people to do a lot of the foolishness we see happening. The thirst for attention is REAL... Many people; especially people with low self esteem desire to feel validated. So however they can get some attention... they gravitate to it! If that makes sense to you...

  • Luv Pitties

    True and all of this because his ex wife and mother didn't call him

  • Canary Red™

    Your welcome love. It makes so much sense!

  • Lolalao

    You're welcome!!!

  • Renee26

    Crazy

  • jazzysmith12

    What in the entire hell is going on with BLACK MEN. We've been taking Ls for the last month or so!!! Pray, Pray,Pray and more prayer.If no one else will help you, The Most High will.

  • Seek Truth Speak Truth

    So they decided to put the last moment of the victim on the front page?! SMH, shame of the Daily News. Anything to sell a buck.

  • Seek Truth Speak Truth

    It won't because the beast constantly need to be fed.

  • jazzysmith12

    BUT they can track TOM BRADY Jersey all the way to Mexico without a GPS.They don't give a dam because the dude was black.Bet they hoping this devil kill more black people!

  • jazzysmith12

    They can find "Tom Brady jersey" without GPS but they can't find this piece of sh!!!t.Bet you if he starts killing white people,they'll find him!!!

  • We Can Do This

    You are right about that.

    His license plate has a chip if he is still driving that car.

    His I.D., bank cards and credit cards. Plus we all know a cellphone can be tracked on or off.

  • Rayne

    Thanks for the lesson doll ?

  • Rayne

    Cause she built like bread ?

  • Rayne

    ????

  • jazzysmith12

    exactly.I'm concerned because he is killing innocent people.A baby could be next.

  • jazzysmith12

    Also I posted about Tom Brady jersey because I know the F.B.I. monitors Blogs so they may step up the heat because they don't won't any negative press about not being able to find this guy.

  • Lorenzo Chaps

    Eerie, PA is that close to Cleveland? Who knew?

    This story is beyond ridiculous. There is no f***** way this man is travelling with help or state to state and no one has spotted him yet. He shot that random guy in cold blood, broad daylight. If there's another victim, he's going to pick another person who will not fight back. He needs control and power back, so he's feeling empowered right now.

    I worry about my parents (yeah, estranged father too), uncles, aunts, etc., who are all up in age because of stuff like this. I dont subject them to any of my fears, but yeah, this. No matter what, the bottom line is that man wasn't bothering anyone and was just walking home alone.

    Joy must've accepted and realized he's crazy as hell then cut him off.

  • Lorenzo Chaps

    His inability to control his emotions and accept rejection. According to him, his ex-girlfriend is the reason behind his latest actions. I'm thinking she dumped his frumpy ass for an apparent gambling problem.

  • Lorenzo Chaps

    Nope, he'll kill you, but wouldn't dare point that gun at himself. Now that doesn't mean they won't kill him then say 'self inflicted gunshot wound.'

  • Lorenzo Chaps

    Yeah, I watched the clip start to finish. The elderly guy was completely defenseless and couldn't do much but stand there, which is what he did. He put up his hands/arms to deflect, but ole boy shot him anyways.

  • Lorenzo Chaps

    I don't because there would be no audience. I hate FB took down his page. It's making reaching out to people who knew him more difficult for me.

  • Bee jaay Cee

    Might not be true. Might be a false flag like the Syrian attack and an attempt to make the black man look like more of a threat.

  • Shaun M

    I agree. Social Media is a Psychopaths dreamland. Pitiful....

  • Shaun M

    Yeah, they enjoy the attention it gives them.

  • jazzysmith12

    I believe so.That's some deep logic when you have the kkk running the white house.

  • pynkrose407

    I pray they find this piece of Sugar.Honey.Ice.Tea and they torture him in jail
    The lady did not want you and taking innoncent lives, people are losing their minds and what about all these other 13 or so people he confesed to killing..
    I refused to watch the video out of respect for Mr.Goodwin and his family but I pray they catch this COWARD!

  • ?Time2Shine?

    I cried too. I wish I hadn't watched it.

  • Jen_no_juice

    Oh ok. Next time just state that you're ignorant and it would've been clear from jump...

  • BacktolurkingIgo

    He uploaded it after which is still horrible, the city was in panic mode after that. It's so senseless and sad. I pray he's caught. My city ain't too good about catching murderers and convicting crooked cops.

  • nick c

    All the vultures trying to make money from a fake gofundme... no sympathy.

  • suganspice68

    I hope the cops kill that lunatic on sight soon.

  • suganspice68

    Exactly! I think that is when the white law enforcement officers will finally put an end to that cowardly bastard.

  • suganspice68

    I refuse to watch it,i heard that it was sad.

  • zawnn

    Check the hood!! So many hideouts so many "loyal" "non snitching" mufoz...... check the hood!!!!

  • zawnn

    Deadazz

  • Rayne

    Getcho blog police ass outta here lmao Imma say plenty of ignorant shit u don't like just to piss u off. I made u so mad u prob real life mad. Good. Lol ? ?

  • Jen_no_juice

    Lol. ... silly rabbit. ...