37-year-old Steve Stephens filmed himself on Facebook Live as he walked up to 74-year-old Robert Godwin, asked the older man if he knew his ex-girlfriend Joy Lane, and then proceeded murder the man on video. The murder happened in Cleveland, Ohio. Stephens claims that he's killed 14 other people, although no other victims have been confirmed.

Stephens was employed as a mental health care manager and was a veteran of the Air Force. Prior to the shooting Stephens posted that he had gambling debts and was upset over his break up with Joy Lane, whom he had dated for several years.