Family of Plymouth shooting victim pay tribute to "devoted family man"

(Last Updated On: August 15, 2021)

The family of one of the victims of the Plymouth shooting incident have paid tribute to him.

The family of Stephen Washington aged 59, said:

“Following on from the recent attack on our community on Thursday 12 August, we, the Washington family, would like to issue the following tribute to Stephen.

“Stephen was a friendly, outgoing person. He would help anyone at the drop of a hat, he loved his animals and was often seen walking his two huskies in the area.

“Stephen was a devoted family man, a loving husband, father, grandfather and best friend.

“Since the devastating events a couple of days ago, our world has been turned upside down in the blink of an eye and he will be sorely missed by everyone who knew him.

“Our hearts and thoughts are with the families also affected by this tragic incident.

“Devoted wife Shelia described Stephen as her soul-mate and said: “Fly high, you’ve earnt your angel wings.”

“We request that our family is left alone to grieve the loss of Stephen in private. We trust that this is respected.”

Stephen was one of five victims killed in a shooting incident.

The other victims have been named as Maxine Davison (also known as Maxine Chapman) aged 51, who was the mother of the offender.

Sophie Martyn, aged three, and her father Lee Martyn, aged 43.

Kate Shepherd, aged 66, who was injured at the scene and died later at Derriford Hospital.

The offender, also deceased, has been named as Jake Davison, aged 22.

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