Garda Ombudsman appeals for witnesses to fatal shooting of man in Dublin 2 weeks ago

Garda Ombudsman appeals for witnesses to fatal shooting of man in Dublin

The Garda Sίochána Ombudsman Commission (GSOC) is appealing for help from potential witnesses to an incident it is investigating.

In a statement, GSOC said that "the incident involved the discharge of an official firearm in Clonee" which fatally injured a male yesterday, the afternoon of 30 December.

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The man, named as George Nkencho, was shot by Gardaí at an address in Manorfields Drive which is near the Dublin/Meath border.

Gardaí had earlier been called to a scene involving the same man who was armed with a knife at a Eurospar shop in Hartstown.

GSOC say they would like to hear from any potential witnesses that may have captured the incident on CCTV, dashcams, or mobile footage.

In a series of tweets, Minister for Justice, Helen McEntee this morning said that;

"The events in Hartstown yesterday were extremely traumatic and my thoughts are with everyone involved.

"George Nkencho’s death is a tragedy, and I want to extend my sympathy to his family, friends and community and to all involved in yesterday’s events."

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The minister also wrote about the GSOC investigation which is underway saying, "GSOC is headed by a High Court judge, and their independent investigation has already begun into the events in Hartstown."

Anyone with information that may be of assistance to the investigation is asked to contact GSOC at 1890 600 800 or info@gsoc.ie or DM @GardaOmbudsman on Twitter.