Facebook shooting victim honored by police with digital painting


A police officer in Philadelphia has a digital portrait in honor of the 74-year-old Robert Godwin Sr., the Ohio man killed last week in a recording that was recorded and posted on Facebook.

To celebrate the life of Godwin, the Philadelphia Police Department forensic graphic artist Jonny Castro made a digital painting of the Cleveland victims.


The image, accompanied by a message that the community for their support, was posted on the Philadelphia Police Department’s Facebook page on April 18.

“This digital painting of Cleveland, Ohio murder victim Robert Godwin, Sr. is shared to a very important message out there,” the ministry wrote in a message that has since been shared more than 9000 times. “The public are the best weapon we have in the fight against crime. Sure, that’s a cliché – but some clichés become clichés for a reason. FACT: Mr. Godwin’s killer is no longer a threat, because a citizen picked up a telephone and called the police.”

The post was in reference to the workers at the McDonald’s in Erie, Pennsylvania. Employees saw the suspect of a murder, Steve Stephens, at a drive-thru on Tuesday, and then tried to hold him off as they contacted the police. The police quickly responded and have participated in a short pursuit two miles of the restaurant for the Stephens killed himself.

A group of police officers in Philadelphia in the 18th arrondissement, asked Castro to paint the commemorative picture of Godwin, CBS News reported. The agents combined resources to ensure that the victim’s nine children and 14 grandchildren would get a copy of the photo for free.

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