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Facebook shooting suspect's employer closed Monday

Beech Brook (Source: WOIO) Beech Brook (Source: WOIO)
CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) -

Steve Stephens, the suspect responsible for the horrific fatal shooting posted on Facebook Sunday, worked most recently as a vocational specialist for youth and young adults, according to his employer Beech Brook. Prior to that, he worked as a youth mentor. According to the Associated Press, Stephen's passed an extensive FBI background check before he was hired in 2008.

Beech Brook, which is a behavioral health agency that provides assistance to children and families throughout northeast Ohio, provided a statement to Cleveland 19 on Stephens' actions: 

"We were shocked and horrified yesterday to learn about the situation involving the threats by Steve Stephens and the tragic shooting of Mr. Godwin. Our hearts go out to his family during this time of grief."

Stephens fatally shot a random 74-year-old man and then posted the video on his Facebook account. During a separate Facebook Live, he claimed he killed more than a dozen people and blamed the shooting partly on his ex-girlfriend.

For security purposes, Beech Brook's Pepper Pike and Woodland Avenue locations were closed Monday for employees. The company said they will make a decision later on Monday about when the building will be reopened.

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