15 Aug Plymouth shooting: Widow of victim Stephen Washington pays tribute to ‘soulmate’ | UK News
The widow of Stephen Washington, one of the victims of the Plymouth shootings, has paid tribute to her “soulmate”.
Mr Washington, 59, was shot dead in Keyham on Thursday by 22-year-old Jake Davison, who killed four other people before turning the gun on himself.
A family statement issued through Devon and Cornwall Police said: “Devoted wife Sheila described Stephen as her soulmate and said: ‘Fly high, you’ve earnt your angel wings’.
“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.”