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Friday, April 6, 2012

A True American Hero, Father Dies To Protect His Son.

A young father died using his body to shield his 8-year-old son from gunfire in Inglewood, Calif. Tuesday. The victim was identified on Thursday as 28-year-old Fredrick Martin.

Lieutenant James Madia of the Inglewood Police told The Huffington Post that they believe the suspects walked up and fired the shots on foot at about 7 p.m., while the father and son were standing in front of their garage.

In response, Martin pushed his son to the ground and, in the process, took gunshot wounds to his abdomen and upper torso. The father was rushed to a local hospital, where he died shortly after.

Regarding the motive of the shooting, Madia said Martin was an "upstanding guy, an employed college graduate. We have no idea why this shooting would have happened. We have been presented no evidence that would suggest that this was gang-related."

Martin's Facebook profile reveals that he studied at Texas Southern University and is married to Amanda Martin. Depicted in the photo above, their one-year anniversary would have been May 12.

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