A manhunt spanning at least five states is underway for Steve Stephens, 37, after he posted a video on Facebook on Easter Sunday of him executing an elderly man who was reportedly walking home from Easter dinner with his family.

Stephens, who reportedly had no relationship with his victim, uploaded a video to Facebook at around 2PM on Sunday, in which he holds a pistol up to the head of 74-year-old Robert Godwin.  The weapon is then discharged and Godwin’s body falls to the ground.

“Here’s somebody I’m about to kill. I’m about to kill this guy right here. An old dude.”  Stephens said at the outset of the horrific video.

The victim of Sunday’s crime, Robert Goodwin, courtesy of Twitter

Facebook received a number of complaints about the video, prompting them to remove it, but other people have since begun sharing the video on social media.

“This is a horrific crime and we do not allow this kind of content on Facebook,” said a spokesperson for the company. “We work hard to keep a safe environment on Facebook, and are in touch with law enforcement in emergencies when there are direct threats to physical safety.”

According to Stephen’s Facebook page, he claims to have committed a number of other homicides as well, though law enforcement has yet to link him to any other murders.

Stephen’s mother, Maggie Green, says she spoke to Stephens the day before the brutal killing of Godwin and that he told her not to expect to see him again.

“He said this (was) the last time I was going to see him,” Green said of Stephens’ visit to her house on Saturday. “If you see me again, it’ll be a miracle,” she quoted him as saying.  When she saw that her son had been implicated in a murder on the news, she said she was dumbfounded and called him on his cell phone.