Irish police officer dies after shooting

An Irish police officer has died after being shot in Castlerea, Co Roscommon.

Gardai in Castlerea, 125 kilometres north-west of Dublin, said in a statement the incident happened just before midnight, and a man is being detained in connection with the matter.

“One man has been arrested in connection with this investigation and is currently detained in Castlerea Garda Station,” the statement said.

Police have closed Castlerea’s town centre to traffic as investigations continue in the town of less than 2,000.

“It is with deepest sadness An Garda Siochana 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 force said.

Garda said it would identify the officer once next of kin had been informed.

Published: 18/06/2020 by Radio NewsHub