Tuesday 22 October 2019

Man arrested in relation to gangland murder of Jordan Davis

Jordan Davis.
Jordan Davis.

Ken Foy

A Tallaght man is in garda custody tonight where he is being questioned about last month’s gangland gun murder of drug dealer Jordan Davis (22).

Gardai announced details of the arrest today but Independent.ie can reveal that the suspect has been detained in Coolock Garda Station since Wednesday afternoon after he was arrested by heavily armed gardai on the M1 motorway.

Tragic Jordan Davis was shot dead while pushing his baby son in a buggy baby outside Our Lady Immaculate primary school in Darndale when he was approached by a gunman on a pushbike shortly before 4pm on May 22.

Father-of-one Davis was murdered the day after his friend Sean Little (22) was shot dead in Walshestown in north Co Dublin. Minutes before being shot, Davis had posted a tribute to Little on Facebook.

Both men were also friends of drug dealer Zach Parker (23), who was shot dead at Applewood in Swords on January 17.

They were also known to Hamid Sanambar (40), who was shot dead in the driveway of Little's family home in Coolock on May 28.

There has been no charges yet in any of these shocking murder cases.

Earlier this month at Mr Davis’ funeral Fr Leo Philomin said the victim was a young man who lived a life that was filled with anxiety and self-doubt, and whose life choices ultimately led him "literally into a dead end".

Addressing the mourners, Fr Philomin urged the community to turn its back on crime and drugs.

"There is an evil that destroys lives, relationships and homes. Drugs. Drug trafficking and all that goes with it is not glamorous," he said.

"We don't need to look further than why we are here. Just look around. I see a mother grieving. I see friends weeping.

"Drugs don't make you king. Drugs makes you into a corpse. And those who sell and buy and sell again are the gravediggers with the stench of death.

"You become a slave to a lifestyle that makes you have to always look over your shoulder and wonder if you are the next target.

"It is not only I that urge you, but your families, your community, the people who love and care for you. They beg you to stop living the aimless kind of life, to not let your sense of right and wrong be dulled, but to make choices that give life."

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