Fatal shooting: Gardaí appeal for witnesses

Gardaí are appealing for witnesses or anyone with any information following the fatal shooting of Detective Garda Colm Horkan in Castlerea, Co. Roscommon.

The body has been removed from the scene to Castlebar General Hospital where a postmortem by the State Pathologist is due to take place later today. The scene at the junction of Patrick Street and Main Street in Castlerea remains sealed off pending a forensic examination by the Garda Technical Bureau.

A man, aged in his 40s, was arrested at the scene and remains detained at Castlerea Garda Station under Section 30 of the Offences Against the State Act 1939.

As this incident involves an official Garda firearm the incident has been referred to the Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission under Section 102 of the Garda Síochána Act.

An Garda Síochána continue to investigate this incident.