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Family of Cleveland shooting victim remember him


Robert Godwin died after being randomly shot in a video posted to Facebook by Steve Stephens, who is still on the run in the Ohio city 

Robert Godwin died after being randomly shot in a video posted to Facebook by Steve Stephens, who is still on the run in the Ohio city 

Distraught relatives remember the 74-year-old man killed on a Cleveland sidewalk Sunday afternoon after a morning spent fishing. 

Robert Godwin died after being randomly shot in a video posted to Facebook by Steve Stephens, who is still on the run in the Ohio city.

A woman rubbed the back of a man as a man who identified himself as Robert Godwin Jr cried as he remembered his father as a ‘good guy,’ hours after the fatal attack.

‘He was a good guy, he’d give you the shirt off his back. I’m not just saying that for the cameras, I’m telling the truth,’ Godwin Jr told WOIO-TV in Cleveland.

‘This man right here was a good man. I just hate that he’s gone. I don’t know what I’m going to do. It’s not real,’ he added, with his arm around a woman’s shoulders.  

The woman, who identified herself as Godwin’s daughter, then added ‘I feel like my heart is going to stop.’

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A still from the video shows the moment that Stephens walks up to the man and the two exchange a few words before he shoots him

A still from the video shows the moment that Stephens walks up to the man and the two exchange a few words before he shoots him

A still from a Facebook video shows the moment Stephens shot and killed a man

A still from a Facebook video shows the moment Stephens shot and killed a man

Stills from a Facebook video appears to show the moments that Stephens shot and killed a man. The victim has been identified as Robert Godwin, 74

A woman rubbed the back of a man as a man who identified himself as Robert Godwin Jr cried as he remembered his father as a 'good guy,' hours after the fatal attack

A woman rubbed the back of a man as a man who identified himself as Robert Godwin Jr cried as he remembered his father as a 'good guy,' hours after the fatal attack

A woman rubbed the back of a man as a man who identified himself as Robert Godwin Jr cried as he remembered his father as a ‘good guy,’ hours after the fatal attack

She then sobbed into Godwin Jr’s chest and the two walked away from the camera. 

Godwin died after he was confronted by  Steve Stephens along E 93rd St in northeast Cleveland, just blocks from Lake Erie. 

The cruel interaction was broadcasted on Facebook live, and Stephens egged Godwin into saying the name of his ex-fiance ‘Joy Lane’ seconds before opening fire.

Godwin attempted to block his shots with the plastic bag he had been carrying when he realized what was about to happen. 

A few of his family members posted a family photo, with Godwin in the bottom right with a quote from Ephesians 5:20

A few of his family members posted a family photo, with Godwin in the bottom right with a quote from Ephesians 5:20

A few of his family members posted a family photo, with Godwin in the bottom right with a quote from Ephesians 5:20

‘Oh man. I don’t know nobody,’ the live stream heard him say before his life was tragically taken.  

The video was on Facebook for nearly three hours before it was taken down and Stephens’s account was deactivated.  

In a Facebook video Stephens claimed that he killed 14 others as well, and that those bodies are hidden in a warehouse somewhere. However, only one has been confirmed 

In a Facebook video Stephens claimed that he killed 14 others as well, and that those bodies are hidden in a warehouse somewhere. However, only one has been confirmed 

In a Facebook video Stephens claimed that he killed 14 others as well, and that those bodies are hidden in a warehouse somewhere. However, only one has been confirmed 

Godwin was a father and grandfather, and his family members have posted photos and messages showing their grief. 

A few of his family members posted a family photo, with Godwin in the bottom right with a quote from Ephesians 5:20.

There have been an outpouring of support and condolences on social media from people all over the country. 

There have also been a number of posts warning the city of Cleveland to stay safe while Stephens is still on the run.

Cleveland police chief Calvin Williams said in a press conference that Stephens chose his victim at random in the senseless murder.

‘There was no need for this gentleman to lose his life,’ Williams said. 

‘If [Stephens] needs some help, which obviously he does, he needs to call someone, he needs to turn himself in so he can get the help he needs. 

‘He can’t keep victimizing this community based on his issues,’ he added. 

In a Facebook video Stephens claimed that he killed 14 others as well, and that those bodies are hidden in a warehouse somewhere. However, only one has been confirmed.  

Stephens is still at large and is described as 6ft and is said to weight 240lbs. He is bald with a full beard. He is wearing a dark blue and gray or black striped polo shirt

Stephens is still at large and is described as 6ft and is said to weight 240lbs. He is bald with a full beard. He is wearing a dark blue and gray or black striped polo shirt

Stephens is said to be on the loose in the Ohio city after he allegedly recorded the shocking act on social media. He is pictured left in a police issued photo 



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