Garda Dies Following Weekend Shooting Incident

A 29-year-old garda officer, who is understood to have shot himself in the head, has died at Kerry General Hospital.

Named as Adrian Hickey from Blarney Co Cork, the garda had been in a critical condition following a shooting incident in Tralee on Sunday.

In the incident the officer suffered a gunshot wound to the head from his official issue garda handgun.

The Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission was asked to investigate but confirmed it was not treating the incident as suspicious.

The garda was at home at the house he shared with his fiancée at Lis Ard on the Abbeydorney Road in Tralee when the shooting occurred.

Mr Hickey’s family including his father, a retired garda, were at his bedside at the hospital when he died at about 9pm last night.


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