October 28, 2020
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Garda killed in late night shooting incident, one man arrested

A Garda has been shot and fatally wounded following a shooting incident in county Roscommon shortly before midnight last night.

A Garda spokesperson confirmed the news that the officer had passed away in a statement released to media this morning.

“It is with deepest sadness An Garda Síochána confirms the death of our colleague, resulting from fatal gunshot wounds received during an incident in Castlerea shortly before midnight on Wednesday 17th June 2020,” the statement said.

In an earlier statement shortly after 1.35am confirming the shooting, gardai confirmed one man was arrested in connection with the incident.

He is currently being detained at Castlerea Garda Station.

More details to follow.

 

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