Police name victims in Plymouth shooting incident

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(Last Updated On: August 13, 2021)

Police have named the victims from a shooting incident in Plymouth.

The incident happened yesterday, 12 August in the Keyham area of the city.

The victims have been identified 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.

Stephen Washington, aged 59.

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

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

All the deceased lived locally in the Keyham area.

Emergency services were called to reports of a firearms incident in the Keyham area at around 6.10pm yesterday evening.

The area remains cordoned off by the police, with police present.

Devon & Cornwall Chief Constable Shaun Sawyer said: “This is a truly shocking and tragic incident which has seen five people and an offender lose their life.

“The impact on the local community of Keyham, the city of Plymouth and many communities across the country in which relatives of the deceased live will be felt for many months and years.

“I have already been involved in extensive discussions with Plymouth City Council and local community leaders earlier today and we are committed to playing our part in helping the community deal with the impact a event like this brings.”

Jake Davison was a licensed firearm holder, the circumstances of which will now be subject to full, independent investigation and scrutiny.

Chief Constable Sawyer added: “I am immensely proud of how my officers dealt with the initial call and response to what was described as an extremely distressing scene.

“Both non-armed and armed officers attended within six minutes to what was a very fast moving event.

“We will now take whatever time is necessary to examine some 13 scenes within the immediate area. This may cause some disruption to the local community, for which we apologise, but there must be a forensic analysis to piece together any evidence possible”

Chief Constable Sawyer said: “This was a deeply traumatic event and I know local people will be worried and concerned.

“Anybody wanting support can contact the Victim Support’s National Helpline on 0808 1689 111.

“We will continue to talk and listen to our communities and support them in any way we can over the coming days and weeks.”

Anyone with specific information regarding this incident can contact 01752 487880.

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