Tuesday 23 July 2019

Man appears in court charged with murder of Jordan Davis in Dublin

The 22-year-old was shot dead outside Our Lady Immaculate National School in Darndale.

Wayne Cooney was arrested last week and detained at Coolock garda station (Niall Carson/PA)
Wayne Cooney was arrested last week and detained at Coolock garda station (Niall Carson/PA)

By Aoife Moore, Press Association

A 28-year-old man has been remanded in custody after he was charged with murder after a fatal shooting in Dublin.

Jordan Davis, 22, was shot dead outside Our Lady Immaculate National School in Darndale while he was pushing his four month-old son in a pram.

The father-of-one was walking with his son at about 4pm on May 22 when he was shot a number of times and killed.

On Monday, Wayne Cooney, with an address at Glenshane Drive in Tallaght, appeared at the Central Criminal Court in Dublin charged with his murder.

Cooney wore a blue t-shirt, navy tracksuit bottoms and runners.

He was arrested last week and detained at Coolock garda station, and made no reply when he was charged with the murder on Saturday.

Cooney has been remanded in custody to Cloverhill prison and will reappear before a judge on Friday June 28.

The killing caused considerable media attention and outcry due to its time, location and proximity to children who had been in the area at the time.

Extra Gardai foot patrols had been ordered to the Coolock area of north Dublin after Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan visited the local station to speak with Gardai about the rise in violence in the area in the last few months.

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