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Man who was found injured after Garda chase dies

GSOC are investigating the incident.

The scene near the Spawell roundabout yesterday.
The scene near the Spawell roundabout yesterday.
Image: Sam Boal/Photocall Ireland

THE MAN INVOLVED in a Garda chase incident yesterday near the Spawell Roundabout in Dublin, has died. He has been named as 31 year old Anthony John Ward from Crumlin.

A Garda Ombudsman investigation is underway to establish the exact circumstances of his death.

Gardaí were investigating reports of an alleged false imprisonment of a woman when a car left the area at high speed.

Gardaí pursued the car and it crashed on the side of the Spawell roundabout heading in the direction of the Tallaght bypass.

It’s understood that the driver pointed his gun at uniformed gardaí for them to get back when he got out of the car and that they were unarmed and retreated.

He then walked over to a grass verge and a gunshot was heard.

Gardaí found the man slumped on the ground when they approached him. He was immediately taken to Tallaght Hospital by ambulance, having apparently sustained a gunshot wound to the head, where he subsequently died.

Originally published 3.34pm

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