Crisis Management reached fever pitch on Sunday as lawmen,
politicians and communities responded to the gruesome
shooting and video tape of an elderly man in Cleveland.
In our evolving world of social media channels and access to
thousands if not millions of people instantaneously,
perpetrators of crime have increasingly gone to the world wide
web to document their crimes.
Stephen (Stevie) Stevens is a man in crisis. On Easter Sunday
Stevens posed a ranting, raving video of himself describing how
he planned to kill someone and had killed others. He alleges to
have killed 13 people and wishes to kill others. He says that he
will keep killing until he is caught. Ironically, Steven’s had been
working for a mental health agency
In the video, Stevens singles out and targets an elderly man,
asks him a question and proceeds to shoot the man in the head
in cold blood killing him. He then video’s the man’s bleeding
body on the ground and casually gets back into his vehicle
described as a white Ford Fusion and drives away.
The victim, identified as 74-year-old Robert Goodwin Sr. was a
loved and respected family man returning home after Easter
Stevens subsequently posted the gruesome video on Facebook
and alleges to have killed additional people on Easter Sunday.
To date, there have been no confirmed additional crimes that
can be attributed to Stevens.
He has been charged with aggravated murder and is currently a
fugitive from justice. Residents of the states of Pennsylvania,
Indiana, and Michigan have been placed on alert as he is
believed to be possibly headed to New York seeking family.
In the interim, his place of work has been closed, family and
friends are being cautioned and Steven’s known circles and
loose associations are all living on the edge until he is
Unfortunately, there is no peaceful end to this psychopathic
chain of events. Since Stevens has not voluntarily turned
himself in, it is likely that his cowardly run from justice will end
with either with him challenging police (a battle which he will
loose) or him killing himself in a effort to evade justice.