Family of Robert Godwin reacts to Steve Stephens' death

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Pennsylvania State Police look over a vehicle as they investigate the scene where Steve Stephens, the suspect in the random killing of a Cleveland retiree posted on Facebook, was found shot dead Tuesday, April 18, 2.

Acting on a tip from the McDonald's employee, Pennsylvania State Police spotted Stephens leaving the restaurant in Erie and went after him, bumping his auto to try to get it to stop, authorities said. Williams said Steve Stephens, who randomly killed a Cleveland retiree and posted video of the crime on Face.

Stephens reportedly fled and state troopers initiated a pursuit. "Period", Cleveland's police chief said.

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Stephens had been on the run for almost 48 hours after posting grisly video on Facebook of himself shooting and killing 74-year-old Robert Godwin, 695 East 93rd Street in Cleveland.

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"He said he had no time to wait, he had to go", Harborcreek McDonald's owner Thomas DuCharme Jr., told

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He has also warned that an opposition government would slash social benefits like healthcare for the poor and subsidized food. The opposition called this big demonstration and said, all over the country, we need to be protesting against the government.

Before the shooting, he demanded Godwin say Joy Lane, the name of Stephens' ex-girlfriend.

"(I want to) hug you, tell you it's not your fault and love you", Godwin-Baines told Lane during the encounter filmed by WJW, which CNN said was a Cleveland affiliate.

"I can say that everything is fine".

Robert Godwin Sr., is being remembered as a wonderful person who taught his entire family about forgiveness.

A vigil was reportedly held on Monday night for Godwin, in which dozens of family, friends and community members brought flowers and paid tribute to the great-grandfather. Stephens' motive for what he called his "Easter day slaughter" was because he "lost everything" to gambling according to his multiple Facebook posts on Sunday.

The fund has been established at KeyBank in Robert Godwin, Sr.'s name; you can make a donation at one of their branches. "I wish it had gone down like that instead of him shooting himself".