Partner of 74-year-old man killed in Cleveland Facebook shooting: 'It just hurts'

Steve Stephens (Source: Cleveland Police)
Steve Stephens (Source: Cleveland Police)

DOWNTOWN CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - Robert Godwin was gunned down on Easter Sunday. A Cleveland man has been accused of uploading footage of the killing to Facebook, and police haven't been able to find him since.

A very tearful Angela Small met with Cleveland 19 News on Monday, introducing her sons, fathered by the 74-year-old Godwin.

"This is his youngest child Marsean Godwin," she said.

Her other son, Terrell, will turn 11 on Thursday.

Steve Stephens drove up East 93rd Street, got out his car, and shot Godwin, killing an innocent man, according to authorities.

Family members say Godwin was walking around like he always does at the time.

Small met Godwin when she was 18. She's 34 now. She credits him with saving her life by getting her out of a bad situation and helping her turn her life around.

"It just hurts. He took somebody from us and now my babies got to go without their daddy. They loved him to death and he loved these kids. He said every time he comes around it just something about them that just makes him smile," she said.

Small said he loved his family very much.

"He loved his babies and he loved me no matter what," she said. "He loved me no matter what."

A Go Fund Me account has been set up for the benefit of the family.

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