A 42-year-old man has appeared in court charged with the murder of Jason Doogue last Friday night.
Jimmy Lammon of Cardington Way, Athy, appeared before a special sitting of Naas District Court this evening.
Jason Doogue, 22, from Athy Co Kidare was gunned down by a masked killer on a BMX bicycle in the Greenhills area of Athy.
His mother, Mary, was killed in 1995.
The victim was sitting on a wall with up to four friends when the assailant approached him wearing a balaclava.
He opened fire at close range with a handgun and shot Doogue once, who collapsed over the wall.
The gunman then leant in over the wall and discharged a further two shots at his target before fleeing.
Detective Sergeant Sean Boland told the court Mr Lammon was charged today at 8.20pm.
Mr Lammon was remanded in custody and will appear before Cloverhill District Court next Wednesday at 10.30am.
He was arrested at his home around an hour after Mr Doogue was shot dead.
Unshaved and dressed in a red sweater, the accused remained silent throughout the brief hearing.
Meanwhile, Gardaí have arrested a fifth person in connection with the investigation.
The man, aged in his 30’s, was arrested this morning, in the County Kildare area, and is currently detained under Section 50 of the Criminal Justice Act, 2007 at Naas Garda Station.
Three people, two men and one woman, arrested in connection with the investigation remain in Garda custody.
They are being detained under Section 50 of the Criminal Justice Act, 2007 at Naas, Kildare and Newbridge Garda Stations.
Two males, a juvenile, and one aged in his late teens, have been released from custody without charge.
A file is being prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions.