Social media is overpowering the world. Instagram, Facebook and Snapchat are the most used apps. Steven Stephens used Facebook live to showcase his anger after a breakup. Stephens shoot and killed a 74 year old man, Robert Goodwin.
According to CNN, Stephens shot Goodwin, an innocent man walking from an Easter meal with his children on Sunday. Stephens was upset that his girlfriend, Joy Lane ended their relationship. The police have been looking for Stephens since he killed Goodwin. CNN continues by informing that the search finally ended in Erie, Pennsylvania (PA) when McDonald’s employees recognized Stephens in the drive through. They made him wait for his food until authorizes arrived. Unfortunately, he pulled off without the rest of his order and his change. He led Erie police on a short pursuit until he shot himself in the head while his car spinned out of control.
Stephens last spoke with Lane Saturday. He informed her that he was quitting his job and moving out of state. He also visited his mom, Maggie Green. “He said this (was) the last time i was going to see him,” Green said. When he spoke to her briefly the next day and he informed her he was “shooting people” because “he was mad with his girlfriend,” his mother said, referring to Lane.
Stephens had ties to PA. He was a regular at Erie’s Presque Isle Downs Casino, which is why that was his next destination. Lane claims, “Steve really is a nice guy. He is generous with everyone he knows. He was kind and loving to me and my children,” she told CBS News.
Sometimes the nicest people may have a serious breakdown. Life is full of obstacles and unfortunately, Stephens could not overcome his breakup.