Lee Martyn Wiki – Lee Martyn Biography
Lee Martyn is a victim of the Plymouth Shooting. Authorities on Friday identified the five people gunned down by a crazed killer in the UK — including a dad who witnesses said died while trying in vain to shield his 3-year-old daughter.
Little Sophie Martyn and her adopted father, Lee, were slaughtered by twisted 22-year-old Jake Davidson during Thursday’s bloodbath, Devon & Cornwall Police said in a statement.
He was 43 years old.
According to the Daily Mail, witnesses saw the dad trying to flee the gunman with his daughter, who was pushing a toy stroller.
“There was no noise or screaming, they were just running,” a witness told the outlet. “This bloke with the gun stopped about 15-feet from them, raised his gun to his shoulder, and shot the man in the back.”
“He fell on to his daughter, protecting her even though he may have been dying.”
Davidson “walked up and stood over them and fired from inches away to finish them off,” the witness said.
The slain dad and his wife — an intensive care nurse at Derriford hospital, where victims from the shooting were transported — had adopted Sophie when she was an infant, reported The Sun.
Police say the gun used, a pump-action shotgun, was legally purchased and owned in 2020. According to The Sun, it is legal in the UK with a fixed magazine capacity of three cartridges and a valid one Shotgun certificate.
The deadly shooting spree was over in less than six minutes but was spread over 13 different crime scenes, according to the cops.
Davidson then turned the gun on himself before firearms officers could tackle him.
No motive for the senseless attack that has left a whole community in mourning has not yet been determined, Cornwall Police Chief Constable Shaun Sawyer said in a press conference on Friday.
“We believe we have an incident that is domestically related, that has spilt into the street and seen several people within Plymouth losing their lives in an extraordinarily tragic circumstance,” Sawyer told reporters Friday.
It was the deadliest mass shooting in the UK in more than a decade.
According to law enforcement’s investigation, Davidson’s social media has revealed a troubled individual and brazen misogynist.