The Irishman who was killed by an accidental shooting by a police officer in Dublin this week has been identified as his neighbour’s brother, a police spokesman said on Saturday.
The unnamed man, aged in his 30s, died after the incident at his home in Dublin’s west between 1am and 3am on Friday.
“The deceased was the brother of the deceased, who was an officer for the Garda Siochana,” a Garda spokesperson said in a statement.
“He was taken to hospital and died later that day.”
There is no further information to provide.
“The officer, who is not being named, was placed on paid leave and has been discharged from the force.
Gardaí are investigating the incident.
The man who was shot by the officer is now in a stable condition at a local hospital, the spokesperson said.