KILLER ON CAMERA CCTV appears to show Plymouth shooter Jake Davison wielding shotgun seconds before killing fifth rampage victim
SHOCKING CCTV footage has emerged appearing to show Jake Davison in the middle of his shotgun bloodbath – calmly walking down the road with the firearm in his hands.
Footage seems to show the twisted gunman holding a large gun in the middle of his grim rampage in Plymouth.
The figure, believed to be Jake Davison, calmly crosses the road as a car passes and holds the 3ft long shotgun by his side.
The CCTV, appears to show the coldblooded killer after he had already killed four of his victims.
He then walks in the direction of a hair salon, which is where he shot his fifth victim Kate Shepherd, 66, before turning the gun on himself.
Davison, 22, shot his own mum before randomly killing four other people and then turned the gun on himself in a grim gun rampage in Plymouth.
Twisted Davison shot the pair at random after first targeting his mum cancer sufferer Maxine Davison, 51, in her home.
He then went on to kill Stephen Washington, 59, who was walking his dog, and Kate Shepherd, 66, who was rushed to hospital but later died.
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Warped Davison had the shotgun and shotgun certificate returned to him last month after being removed in December 2020 following an allegation of assault.
The firearm believed to have been used by the gunman was legally held by him, Devon and Cornwall Police said.
But it is not clear if the shotgun used in the shootings is the one that was returned to him by police in July this year.
The Independent Office for Police Conduct, IOPC, has said that they will investigate Devon and Cornwall Police over the matter.
It is understood police were satisfied he was fit to possess a shotgun again after Davison agreed to attend an anger management course, despite posting angry rants online about firearms.
Friends of the killer claimed that Davisons mum had begged the NHS and cops to give him urgent mental health treatment during lockdown but it did not materialise.
Neighbours also claimed that Mark previously told police that his son’s gun should be confiscated from him.
Davison unleashed the rampage at around 6.11pm yesterday when he stormed a home on Biddick Drive.
Gunshots erupted as he shot cancer sufferer Maxine before he skulked down the street holding a pump action shotgun.
He then shot dead Sophie, who had been pushing a toy pram, and Lee before leaving a man and woman with significant injuries.
One of the injured victims has been named locally as Ben Parsonage, 33 who was shot along with his mother Michele, 53.
Ben’s brother Jordan posted on Facebook: “Just a little update on my mum and brother. Ben is now home and going to make a full recovery.
“My mum has to have an operation on her arm and is expected to make a full recovery.”
The chilling timeline was revealed today in a press conference by Devon and Cornwall Police Chief Constable Shaun Sawyer.
The officer said the weapon used in the shooting, which has been recovered, was described as a “pump action shotgun”.
The weapons are legal in the UK as long as they have a fixed magazine capacity of no more than three cartridges and a valid shotgun certificate.
Yesterday’s horror was the first “active shooter” rampage seen in the UK for 11 years since cabbie Derrick Bird murdered 12 people in Cumbria in June 2010.
Devon and Cornwall Police have confirmed they are not treating the mass shooting as terror-related.
Defence Secretary Ben Wallace said today: “It’s a tragedy what’s happened there. We can rule out terrorism from that event.
“It goes to underline the importance of issues such as gun control but also what’s happening in people’s homes up and down the country.
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“It’s really important our police are properly equipped and supported to deal with it.”
While Boris Johnson said: “My thoughts are with the friends and family of those who lost their lives and with all those affected by the tragic incident in Plymouth last night.
“I thank the emergency services for their response.”