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A Garda Has Been Shot Dead In Castlerea In Roscommon

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Garda was shot in Roscommon last night

A garda has been shot dead in Co Roscommon.

The male officer was shot just before midnight last night on the main street in Castlerea.

He was treated by emergency services but it has been confirmed that he has passed away.

It appears he may have been shot with his own weapon while on duty.

In a statement they say: "it’s with deepest sadness that An Garda Siochana confirms the death of our colleague."

The area on the main street has been sealed off in Castlerea and technical officers are on site examining the scene.

A man has been arrested and has been taken to Castlerea Garda Station for questioning.

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