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The Garda S?ochána Ombudsman Commission (GSOC) is appealing for help from potential witnesses to a fatal shooting it is investigating.

Dec 31, 2020

The Garda Sochána Ombudsman Commission (GSOC) is appealing for help from potential witnesses to a fatal shooting it is investigating.
GSOC said the “incident involved the discharge of an official firearm in Clonee” that fatally injuring a man in Dublin yesterday.
Gardaí had been called to the scene following reports of a man armed with a knife at a Eurospar shop in Hartstown.
The man had threatened staff at the shop at around 12.15pm.
The man, who was in his late 20s, then fled from the shop, threatening uniformed gardaí with a knife as he made his way home a short distance away at Manorfields Drive. 
Around a dozen gardaí were present at the scene, including members of the Armed Support Unit, and gardaí say they were also threatened with a knife. 
They implemented what gardaí call a graduated policing response.
This is where the use of less-than-lethal force options are initially administered in an effort to resolve an incident.
Gardaí say the less-than-lethal use of force options were unsuccessful, and a number of shots were fired from an official garda firearm at around 12.35pm.
The man was treated at the scene by Armed Support Unit paramedics and Dublin Fire Brigade paramedics. 
He was transferred to Connolly Hospital in Blanchardstown where he has pronounced dead yesterday afternoon.
A post mortem examination is due to take place today.
GSOC said it would like to hear from any potential witnesses that may have captured the incident on CCTV, dash-cams or mobile footage.
Anyone with information is asked to contact GSOC at 1890 600 800 or by email at info@gsoc.ie or by DM on Twitter at @GardaOmbudsman.