Chief suspect in Adrian Donohoe murder facing deportation to Ireland following US arrest

Chief suspect in Adrian Donohoe murder facing deportation to Ireland following US arrest

The chief suspect in the murder of Detective Garda Adrian Donohoe has been arrested in the US.

A report in today’s Irish Daily Star say the man in his mid-20s was arrested in New York yesterday by Homeland Security.

He has been detained for immigration offences and could now be deported back to Ireland where Gardaí will be waiting to speak to him in relation to the murder of the father of two in January 2013.

Adrian Donohoe was shot dead in January 2013 during a robbery at Lordship Credit Union in Bellurgan.

The man arrested is believed to have been part of the four man gang who were involved in the theft which shocked the nation.

According to reports, two other men linked to the murder are living in Boston while the fourth splits his time between Newry and Dundalk.

Last night’s arrest has been described as a significant breakthrough in the Gardaí’s hopes of prosecuting their former colleague’s killer.

The front page of today’s Irish Daily Star

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