Who Is Gary Martin? Aurora Mass Shooter Information & Bio

Gary Martin, 45, has been identified as the man responsible for today’s active shooting at the Henry Pratt Manufacturing Company in Aurora, Illinois.

Martin’s identity was first reported by criminal justice reporter Patrick Smith, who tweeted that Martin’s sister, Tameka Martin, confirmed his identity.


What Happened?

An active shooter situation began to unfold at the Henry Pratt Manufacturing Company in Aurora, Illinois at approximately 2:23 p.m. local time.

Following the reports of the active shooter, a “heavy” police presence responded to the scene and local schools were placed on lockdown as a precaution. Local police, FBI, U.S. Marshals, and ATF all responded to the shooting.

At 4:02 p.m. EST, the City of Aurora tweeted that Martin had been apprehended by police.

According to John Probst, a Henry Pratt employee who was speaking to ABC 7, Martin was a fellow employee at Henry Pratt. Additionally, Probst said that Martin was using a “pistol with a laser scope.”

As a result of the active shooting situation, Martin killed at least one person and injured another four police officers and “at least” six civilians.

The four officers injured in the shooting are reportedly in stable condition.


Who Is Gary Martin?

Gary Martin, 45-years-old, is the suspect responsible for today’s active shooting in Aurora, Illinois, that resulted in one person being killed and over 16 people being injured, including four police officer

 

At this time, Martin’s motive remains unclear, although Patrick Smith reported that he sister says he was fired recently and was “very depressed.”

She said she last spoke with her brother about two days ago and he was “very depressed.” She said Aurora police told her they did not yet know if he had been killed by police or if he turned the gun on himself.

— Patrick Smith (@pksmid) February 15, 2019

According to co-workers at the Henry Pratt Company, Martin had worked at the plant for over a decade.

According to ABC 7, a Henry Platt employee identified NAME as a co-worker.

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