Police urge man who posted video of murder to turn self in
- Author: Zachary Reyes Apr 18, 2017,
Apr 18, 2017, 7:09
Police have identified the victim as 74-year-old Robert Goodwin Sr.
The suspect, going by the nickname Stevie Steve, pledges in the video that the killing spree would continue until he is arrested or killed by police.
"We're in touch with a lot of Steve's family members and friends, and they're all trying to do the same thing: trying to get him to turn himself in".
Police say the man broadcast another video of himself later on the social media network claiming he had killed other people. But police have not confirmed any other shootings or deaths, authorities said.
"There are no more victims that we know are tied to him", he added.
During the video posted on Facebook, Stephens was wearing his work badge for behavioral health agency Beech Brook. The murderer also said, 'she's the reason this is about to happen to you.' Now that he's on a run, officials are in search of him and gave a call to citizens besides providing his identities, 'He's armed and unsafe.
Godwin was walking down East 93rd Street Sunday afternoon, when he was approached by Stephens, then shot and killed, police said.
Stephens' Facebook page was eventually deactivated and the video taken down, but copies of the video in which Godwin is shot have been uploaded and shared on both Facebook and Twitter. Stephens also says that he has lost everything to gambling and also blamed an ex-girlfriend for his woes. Stephens says the name of a woman, whom Godwin does not seem to recognize."She's the reason that this is about to happen to you", Stephens tells Godwin before pointing a gun at him. They've described him as being a bald, black man with a full beard, standing 6 foot 1 inch and weighing 240 pounds.
"And I'm about to keep killing until they catch me", Stephens said, according to NBC.
An aggravated murder warrant was issued for Stephens and police say he was believed to be armed and risky.
City of Erie Police told 7 Eyewitness News a "be on the lookout" was issued late last night after Steve Stephen's cell phone was pinged in Erie, Pennsylvania.
"I don't really want to see it", he said. "Call 911 if you see vehicle", Williams said.
The FBI, which is helping in the investigation, set up a tip line for the case.