Belfast Telegraph

Tuesday 16 September 2014

Arrest over delivery man murder

The area outside Domino's Pizza in the Turf Lodge area in the west of Belfast where pizza delivery Kieran McManus driver was killed

A 34-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the murder of a pizza delivery driver in west Belfast.

He was detained on Wednesday afternoon by detectives from the PSNI's serious crime branch.

A police spokeswoman said the suspect had been taken to Antrim serious crime suite for questioning.

Kieran McManus, 26, was shot dead outside Domino's Pizza at Kennedy Way on Saturday night.

The father of one, who was known to police, was hit several times by a lone, masked gunman as he chatted to friends outside the takeaway where he had been employed.

A burnt out Vauxhall Astra car was found a short distance away at Deanwood Park in the Andersonstown area.

The detective leading the murder investigation described the killing as brutal and said officers were keeping an open mind about the motive.

The murder victim's mother, Sally McManus branded those responsible cowards. She said she wanted to confront the gunman who had torn the heart out of her family.

"I would really love to meet the one that pulled that trigger. It was real big of them shooting him in the back.

"It has just ripped the heart out of us. As for me, I don't know how I am going to get through it at all until these people are brought to justice," Mrs McManus said.

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