Garda critical after shooting himself in head at his girlfriend’s home
A GARDA was in a critical condition in hospital today after apparently shooting himself once in the head at his girlfriend's house early yesterday.
He was named today as Adrian Hickey, a plain clothes drugs officer who was based in Tralee, Co Kerry.
The Garda Ombudsman is investigating the incident which occurred in a house in Lisard, Tralee, Co Kerry, at 4am.
A team of investigators arrived in the town yesterday.
It is understood that a regulation issue revolver, a SIG Sauer service weapon, was used in the shooting.
Gardai are not looking for anyone else in relation to the incident.
The young garda is stationed in Tralee, but is originally from Co Cork.
He is in the intensive care unit of Kerry General Hospital where his condition is said to be critical.
It is understood he was off duty at the time.