Parts of the city of Cleveland are currently under lockdown as police search for Steve Stephens, known as “Stevie Steve” on social media, after he allegedly shot and killed a man (later identified as Robert Godwin, Sr.) on Facebook Sunday afternoon. Police initially said the video went out over Facebook Live, but later that night Facebook released a statement saying the video was not broadcast live, but recorded first and uploaded later. Cleveland police spokesperson Sgt. Jennifer Ciaccia said that the shooting happened on East 93rd Street just south of Interstate 90. A GoFundMe account to help Godwin’s family has been set up here.
The video of the murder stayed on Facebook for about three hours before it was taken down and Stephens’ Facebook page deactivated.
The video below apparently shows Stephens before the shooting, talking about why he plans to do it.
This video shows Stephens after the shootings, discussing them on the phone.
The YouTube channel “Triple Jointed TV” appears to belong to Stephens, though nothing on it indicates Stephens is capable of the violence he is alleged to have committed. The three most-recent videos on that channel were posted last August, and show recordings of the citywide celebrations after the Cleveland Cavaliers won the NBA championship.
“Look at this, man! They PARTIED! Look at all that trash!” Stephens says in the following video. “Yeah, I had to come down here and touch the stadium. I’m like 20 feet away from the stadium, gotta touch that, boy.”
The rest of the videos on that channel showcase Stephens’ interests in either fishing or bowling. One video posted in January 2016 (though clearly taken during warmer weather) has the title “Down by the river side” and was filmed while Stephens went fishing. There’s some NSFW language, but for the most part it shows various fish Stephens caught during a riverside fishing expedition, while Stephens’ voice can be heard either commenting on the fish, or singing “Down by the Riverside.”
This half-minute video is the first of a three-part series purporting to teach bowlers how to roll a strike. “It’s real easy to do,” Stephens says. “Cold style nice and easy, let it flow, and then boom! That’s called a strike.”
Read more about Steve Stephens in Spanish at AhoraMismo.com: