Plymouth shooting suspect Jake Davison said 'I am a terminator' in final YouTube video
Five people were killed in the shooting in Keyham, including a girl believed to be under the age of 10
The suspected shooter responsible for five deaths in Plymouth talked about being a "terminator" in the last video he uploaded to YouTube, according to reports.
Jake Davison, 23, has been named as the person responsible for shooting three females and two males in the Keyham area of the city on Thursday evening, before turning the gun on himself. One of the victims is believed to be a girl under the age of 10.
Davison, an apprentice crane operator, described himself on his YouTube channel as an ‘incel’ and made references to the fatalist ‘blackpill’ philosophy to which the radical fringe group subscribes, the Telegraph reported, noting also that he appeared to have an obsession with guns.
In his final video post, on July 28, the newspaper said that Davison spent 11-minutes talking about how his life had hit a dead end and his struggles with attracting women and weight loss. The video blog ended with Davison saying he likes to think “I’m a Terminator”.
“The whole premise of the Terminator movies is that you know everything is rigged against you, there's no hope for humanity, you know, we're on the brink of extinction, these machines are unstoppable killing machines that can't be beaten, can't be outsmarted, but yet humanity still tries to fight to the end," Davison said in the video.
“I know it's a movie, but, you know, I like to think sometimes I'm a Terminator or something and despite reaching almost total system failure, he keeps trying to accomplish his mission.”
Davison's YouTube account has since been deleted. A spokeperson for the platform told JOE on Friday: “Our hearts go out to those affected by this terrible incident. We have strict policies to ensure our platform is not used to incite violence. In addition, we also have long-standing policies that prohibit those responsible for attacks like these from having a YouTube channel and have since terminated their channel from our platform.”
Over several years, Davison had liked nearly 800 videos on YouTube which point to an interest with US gun culture, the second amendment, and weight lifting, the Telegraph reported.
Social media profiles, the Guardian reported, suggested Davison worked at Babcock International. It also said he appeared to be a supporter of former US president, Donald Trump, and the UK Libertarian party.
The Plymouth shooting, the worst mass shooting in Britain since 2010, is not terror-related, police said.
Luke Pollard, MP for Plymouth Sutton and Devonport wrote on Twitter that one of the victims was a child under the age of 10.
"I'm utterly devastated that one of the people killed in the Keyham shooting was a child under ten years old," he wrote.
Police were called to Biddick Drive at about 6.10pm Thursday with the South Western ambulance called a few minutes later.
Pollard said it's thought the shooting began in Biddick Drive and spread to nearby streets.
Some of those injured in the incident are still in hospital, Sky News quoted him as saying.
"An awful lot of people who seem to be caught up in this shooting."