GSOC investigation to open into 'traumatic' shooting in Clonee


Jack Quann
Jack Quann

11.08 31 Dec 2020


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The Justice Minister Helen McEntee has expressed her sympathies with the family of a Dublin man who was shot dead by Gardaí on Wednesday.

George Nkencho was shot in a Clonee housing estate after members of the force responded to reports of a man with a knife in a local shopping centre.

Bullets were fired from an official Garda firearm after the man made several threats, and an attempt to resolve the situation with non-lethal force failed.

The Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission (GSOC) is now investigating the incident.

Minister McEntee told Late Breakfast With Mark Cagney many people are shocked.

"Yesterday's events were very traumatic, very upsetting for absolutely everybody involved.

"A life has been lost, and I want to express my sympathies to George's family - but also to those who were impacted by yesterday's events.

"What happens now is that there will be a GSOC investigation into what happened.

"It is an independent investigation and obviously we need to allow that to take place".

Main image: Gardaí are seen at a housing estate in Clonee, Co Meath following the death of George Nkencho. Picture by Mairéad Cleary

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