Cleveland Facebook Shooting

via @stevestephens Facebook

Steve Stephens is dead. During Easter weekend, Stephens went on a killing spree because he was upset that his girlfriend, Joy Lane, dumped him and he was dealing with financial issues. He killed an innocent man, Robert Godwin, and posted the video on Facebook. Before shooting Godwin, Stephens told him to say, “Joy Lane.” He then told him, “She’s the reason this is about to happen to you.”

Stephens was reportedly chased by police in Erie, Pennsylvania and shot himself. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Stephens was the ultimate f—boy. He was the epitome of a coward, cornball and weak excuse for a man. He was the type of guy who would join a fraternity in college simply because he lacked the social skills to get women on his own. He felt the need to lean on the legacy of a prominent organization to make himself feel needed. But it still didn’t work. Regardless of how much he stepped or claimed to be a member of Zeta Omega, it could not erase his ineptitude.

Stephens was the type of f—boy who blamed women for his problems. At 37, he reacted like a 4-year-old toddler when things didn’t go his way. He blamed his ex-girlfriend, Lane, for not being in love with him anymore. She knew that he was a person unworthy of her time. But instead of walking away from the situation and finding a new woman, so that he could waste her time, Stephens’ weaknesses turned into violence.

Stephens was the type of f—boy who would blamed his mother for his problems. During his video rant, he said he talked to his mother, Maggie Green, and she didn’t care that he was suicidal. He was a grown man who wanted sympathy from his mother for having erratic behavior. His mother did not need to be burdened by his ridiculous thoughts and actions.

Stephens likely suffered from mental issues, but he was in a position to seek professional help. By working at the Beech Brook center as a case manager for children with behavioral problems, he had access to counselors who could have given him advice.

But when you’re a coward, cornball and weak excuse for a man, you blame others, kill innocent people, and then kill yourself. Stephens is the type of guy women should avoid and young men should never follow.

After 74 years of life, it was unfortunate that Godwin was forced to encounter such a pathetic human being.

A.R. Shaw

A.R. Shaw is an author and journalist who documents music, politics, and entertainment. He has covered The Obama White House, the summer Olympics in London, and currently serves as Lifestyle Editor for Rolling Out magazine. Follow his journey on Twitter @arshaw and Instagram @arshaw23.

  • nosey rosy

    oh lord thank you for this write up , iam so grateful to you for your purely topnotch , tactical , and phrophetic understanding of this beast , iam sure he knew them cops were gonna shot him ..he was wanted dead or alive , and he was about to be bonnie and clyde type killed, this writer is right funny thing he described a lot of black men . who seem pretty normal accept when you know them . this lady had high standards and , im sure she had been mentally separated from him . its hard to believe a man can go this far , rahter than lose . and he lost

  • nosey rosy

    theres something gotta be done about social media and this live streaming , this nut and many more have used fb as a avenue to vent anger and they know they can , hurt hundreds of people just by posting a murder , if he wanted to die so bad why did he run? coward punk , these laws gotta change ., goverment and state know these companies like IBM TEXAS INSTRUMENT , RAYTHEON AND KODAK IS making all these camera and marketing them under cellphone names … we got camera and video on a phone …. we need help

  • SrAgri

    This article pretty well sums up the situation. Stephens didn’t appear to be mentally ill, he was just unwilling to accept personal responsibility for anything. Every mistake he made was someone else’s fault.

  • Oak510finest

    Mr. A.R Shaw I certainly commend you for writing this article, which details the characteristics and physche of a person who is more than likely mental ill or deranged.

    Although the evidence now points to this more than likely being a staged hoax, similiar to that of the rogue LA cop Christopher Donner and the Cleveland abduction of the 3 girls.

    This article can nonetheless certainly be helpful in getting a person help if they begin to exhibit these behaviors in the real world.