Joy Lane, who dated Stephens for several years, said in a statement that Stephens is "a nice guy. he is generous with everyone he knows". The suspect did broadcast another video on Facebook Live at one point, the spokesperson said.
Debbie Godwin says her father was shot Sunday afternoon while he was picking up aluminum cans. That information has not been verified by police.
A spokeswoman for the behavior health facility where the suspect in the shooting of an elderly Cleveland man worked says the man underwent an extensive Federal Bureau of Investigation background check before being hired in 2008.
Cleveland Police were interviewing Stephens' girlfriend on Sunday, Loomis said.
Steve Stephens, 37, was wanted on a charge of aggravated murder in the death of Robert Godwin Sr.in Cleveland.
Stephens called the shooting of Godwin "the Easter Sunday massacre" and hinted that there were at least 12 other victims. In his last video, Stephen said he "snapped" and will continue killing until he is caught.
Stephens is employed at Beech Brook, a behavioral health agency in northeastern OH that serves children, teenagers and families, according to a spokeswoman for the facility.
While no other bodies have been confirmed, the shooting happened at 635 East 93rd Street about 2 p.m. Sunday, police said.More news: Turkey opposition to challenge referendum result
Godwin was a retired foundry worker and was apparently shot by Stephens while out collecting aluminium cans in a plastic shopping bag. Police said Stephens is armed and unsafe and should not be approached. They say he may be driving a newer model white Ford Fusion.
If you see the suspect, call 911. He allegedly recorded a video of himself killing a 74-year-old man. "He would give you the shirt off his back", Robert Godwin Jr. told WOIO. Stephens says the name of a woman, whom Godwin does not seem to recognize.
The suspect said in a separate video he has also killed more than a dozen other people.
Police said Sunday night that Stephens "may be out of state at this time", and called on residents in Pennsylvania, New York, Indiana and MI to be vigilant.
"So far there are no more victims tied to Steve and this incident", said Cleveland Police Chief Calvin Williams, according to the station.
In the video of the shooting, he holds up his employee badge and says, "I'm killing with my Beech Brook badge on too".
Police said they have been talking with family and friends of Stephens, who is a case manager at Beech Brook, a behavioral health agency headquartered in Pepper Pike, near Cleveland. No information about the victim has been released.