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Disabled Marine veteran shot and killed during in ambush while trying to protect his wife

The suspects are still on the loose

Police are looking for three suspects in the shooting death of a disabled Marine veteran.

Phillip Lamar Davis, 47, was about to take his wife to work Friday morning when he was reportedly attacked by three masked men as he opened the garage door of his Stone Mountain, Georgia, home around 6 a.m.

Authorities believe that the intruders were planning to rob the victim’s home after the assault, according to a report by Fox News.

Police say Davis attempted to protect his wife by pushing the robbers away, but he was shot multiple times in the struggle. His wife was able to get away and ran to a neighbor’s house to get help.

Daphne Sinclair said her sister, Davis’ wife, was screaming for help when she reached the neighbor’s home.

“She was just screaming, ‘There’s gunshots, there’s gunshots. Get here right now’. She heard the gunshots and she ran to a neighbor’s house saying, ‘Call 911.'”

Davis was pronounced dead at the scene.

DeKalb County Police spokesperson Shiera Campbell said that her department brought in the K-9 unit to track down the culprits, the Palm Beach Post reported.

“We are trying to track scents of the suspects to see which directions they may have gone,” Campbell said.

According to the wife’s family, the couple had been married for a little over a year. The two were high school sweethearts.

The wife’s father, Lorenzo Sinclair, said the family is reeling from the tragedy.

“Like they say, you never think it’s going to happen to your family, but it did.”

Sinclair said he wants to see the men who killed his son-in-law brought to justice.

No suspects are in custody at this time.

CrimeOnline will update this developing story as more information becomes available.

 

[Feature photo: Fox 5/Twitter]