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Man arrested in Joe Reilly murder investigation

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A photo of Joe Reilly provided by his family

A photo of Joe Reilly provided by his family

A photo of Joe Reilly provided by his family

Police investigating the death of Belfast man Joe Reilly have arrested a 32-year-old man.

Mr Reilly was mercilessly gunned down after killers burst into his Glenwood Court home in Poleglass on Thursday, October 20.

The 43-year-old was shot twice in the chest in the living room of his home, while two other people in the house were forced to lie on the kitchen floor.

Despite the efforts of paramedics, he died at the scene.

Illegal drugs and paramilitarism may have played a role in the murder, police believe.

The man was arrested by police on Thursday in the Newtownabbey area. He was taken to Musgrave PSNI Station for questioning.

Detective Inspector Darren McCartney said: “Mr Reilly was shot in his home in Glenwood Court at about 8pm on the evening of Thursday 20 October.

"I would continue to ask anyone who has any information about this murder to contact detectives on the non-emergency number 101, quoting reference number 1172 20/10/16. Or if anyone would prefer to provide information without giving their details, they can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers and speak to them anonymously on 0800 555 111.”

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Mock gunmen re-run the route taken by the shooters as they revisit the scene of the Joe Reilly murder appealing to the public for information on October 27th 2016, Northern Ireland (Photo by Kevin Scott / Presseye)

Mock gunmen re-run the route taken by the shooters as they revisit the scene of the Joe Reilly murder appealing to the public for information on October 27th 2016, Northern Ireland (Photo by Kevin Scott / Presseye)

Kevin Scott / Presseye

Mock gunmen re-run the route taken by the shooters as they revisit the scene of the Joe Reilly murder appealing to the public for information on October 27th 2016, Northern Ireland (Photo by Kevin Scott / Presseye)

Mock gunmen re-run the route taken by the shooters as they revisit the scene of the Joe Reilly murder appealing to the public for information on October 27th 2016, Northern Ireland (Photo by Kevin Scott / Presseye)

Kevin Scott / Presseye

Mock gunmen re-run the route taken by the shooters as they revisit the scene of the Joe Reilly murder appealing to the public for information on October 27th 2016, Northern Ireland (Photo by Kevin Scott / Presseye)

Mock gunmen re-run the route taken by the shooters as they revisit the scene of the Joe Reilly murder appealing to the public for information on October 27th 2016, Northern Ireland (Photo by Kevin Scott / Presseye)

Kevin Scott / Presseye

Mock gunmen re-run the route taken by the shooters as they revisit the scene of the Joe Reilly murder appealing to the public for information on October 27th 2016, Northern Ireland (Photo by Kevin Scott / Presseye)

Mock gunmen re-run the route taken by the shooters as they revisit the scene of the Joe Reilly murder appealing to the public for information on October 27th 2016, Northern Ireland (Photo by Kevin Scott / Presseye)

Kevin Scott / Presseye

Mock gunmen re-run the route taken by the shooters as they revisit the scene of the Joe Reilly murder appealing to the public for information on October 27th 2016, Northern Ireland (Photo by Kevin Scott / Presseye)

Mock gunmen re-run the route taken by the shooters as they revisit the scene of the Joe Reilly murder appealing to the public for information on October 27th 2016, Northern Ireland (Photo by Kevin Scott / Presseye)

Kevin Scott / Presseye

Mock gunmen re-run the route taken by the shooters as they revisit the scene of the Joe Reilly murder appealing to the public for information on October 27th 2016, Northern Ireland (Photo by Kevin Scott / Presseye)

Mock gunmen re-run the route taken by the shooters as they revisit the scene of the Joe Reilly murder appealing to the public for information on October 27th 2016, Northern Ireland (Photo by Kevin Scott / Presseye)

Kevin Scott / Presseye

Mock gunmen re-run the route taken by the shooters as they revisit the scene of the Joe Reilly murder appealing to the public for information on October 27th 2016, Northern Ireland (Photo by Kevin Scott / Presseye)

Mock gunmen re-run the route taken by the shooters as they revisit the scene of the Joe Reilly murder appealing to the public for information on October 27th 2016, Northern Ireland (Photo by Kevin Scott / Presseye)

Kevin Scott / Presseye

Mock gunmen re-run the route taken by the shooters as they revisit the scene of the Joe Reilly murder appealing to the public for information on October 27th 2016, Northern Ireland (Photo by Kevin Scott / Presseye)

Mock gunmen re-run the route taken by the shooters as they revisit the scene of the Joe Reilly murder appealing to the public for information on October 27th 2016, Northern Ireland (Photo by Kevin Scott / Presseye)

Kevin Scott / Presseye

Mock gunmen re-run the route taken by the shooters as they revisit the scene of the Joe Reilly murder appealing to the public for information on October 27th 2016, Northern Ireland (Photo by Kevin Scott / Presseye)

Mock gunmen re-run the route taken by the shooters as they revisit the scene of the Joe Reilly murder appealing to the public for information on October 27th 2016, Northern Ireland (Photo by Kevin Scott / Presseye)

Kevin Scott / Presseye

Mock gunmen re-run the route taken by the shooters as they revisit the scene of the Joe Reilly murder appealing to the public for information on October 27th 2016, Northern Ireland (Photo by Kevin Scott / Presseye)

Mock gunmen re-run the route taken by the shooters as they revisit the scene of the Joe Reilly murder appealing to the public for information on October 27th 2016, Northern Ireland (Photo by Kevin Scott / Presseye)

Kevin Scott / Presseye

Mock gunmen re-run the route taken by the shooters as they revisit the scene of the Joe Reilly murder appealing to the public for information on October 27th 2016, Northern Ireland (Photo by Kevin Scott / Presseye)

Mock gunmen re-run the route taken by the shooters as they revisit the scene of the Joe Reilly murder appealing to the public for information on October 27th 2016, Northern Ireland (Photo by Kevin Scott / Presseye)

Kevin Scott / Presseye

Mock gunmen re-run the route taken by the shooters as they revisit the scene of the Joe Reilly murder appealing to the public for information on October 27th 2016, Northern Ireland (Photo by Kevin Scott / Presseye)

Mock gunmen re-run the route taken by the shooters as they revisit the scene of the Joe Reilly murder appealing to the public for information on October 27th 2016, Northern Ireland (Photo by Kevin Scott / Presseye)

Kevin Scott / Presseye

Mock gunmen re-run the route taken by the shooters as they revisit the scene of the Joe Reilly murder appealing to the public for information on October 27th 2016, Northern Ireland (Photo by Kevin Scott / Presseye)

Mock gunmen re-run the route taken by the shooters as they revisit the scene of the Joe Reilly murder appealing to the public for information on October 27th 2016, Northern Ireland (Photo by Kevin Scott / Presseye)

Kevin Scott / Presseye

Mock gunmen re-run the route taken by the shooters as they revisit the scene of the Joe Reilly murder appealing to the public for information on October 27th 2016, Northern Ireland (Photo by Kevin Scott / Presseye)

Mock gunmen re-run the route taken by the shooters as they revisit the scene of the Joe Reilly murder appealing to the public for information on October 27th 2016, Northern Ireland (Photo by Kevin Scott / Presseye)

Kevin Scott / Presseye

Mock gunmen re-run the route taken by the shooters as they revisit the scene of the Joe Reilly murder appealing to the public for information on October 27th 2016, Northern Ireland (Photo by Kevin Scott / Presseye)

Mock gunmen re-run the route taken by the shooters as they revisit the scene of the Joe Reilly murder appealing to the public for information on October 27th 2016, Northern Ireland (Photo by Kevin Scott / Presseye)

Kevin Scott / Presseye

Mock gunmen re-run the route taken by the shooters as they revisit the scene of the Joe Reilly murder appealing to the public for information on October 27th 2016, Northern Ireland (Photo by Kevin Scott / Presseye)

Mock gunmen re-run the route taken by the shooters as they revisit the scene of the Joe Reilly murder appealing to the public for information on October 27th 2016, Northern Ireland (Photo by Kevin Scott / Presseye)

Kevin Scott / Presseye

Police officers revisit the scene of the Joe Reilly murder appealing to the public for information on October 27th 2016, Northern Ireland (Photo by Kevin Scott / Presseye)

Police officers revisit the scene of the Joe Reilly murder appealing to the public for information on October 27th 2016, Northern Ireland (Photo by Kevin Scott / Presseye)

Kevin Scott / Presseye

Kevin Scott / Presseye

Police officers revisit the scene of the Joe Reilly murder appealing to the public for information on October 27th 2016, Northern Ireland (Photo by Kevin Scott / Presseye)

Kevin Scott / Presseye Police officers revisit the scene of the Joe Reilly murder appealing to the public for information on October 27th 2016, Northern Ireland (Photo by Kevin Scott / Presseye)

Kevin Scott / Presseye

Kevin Scott / Presseye

Police officers revisit the scene of the Joe Reilly murder appealing to the public for information on October 27th 2016, Northern Ireland (Photo by Kevin Scott / Presseye)

Kevin Scott / Presseye Police officers revisit the scene of the Joe Reilly murder appealing to the public for information on October 27th 2016, Northern Ireland (Photo by Kevin Scott / Presseye)

Kevin Scott / Presseye

Kevin Scott / Presseye

Police officers revisit the scene of the Joe Reilly murder appealing to the public for information on October 27th 2016, Northern Ireland (Photo by Kevin Scott / Presseye)

Kevin Scott / Presseye Police officers revisit the scene of the Joe Reilly murder appealing to the public for information on October 27th 2016, Northern Ireland (Photo by Kevin Scott / Presseye)

Kevin Scott / Presseye

Kevin Scott / Presseye

Police officers revisit the scene of the Joe Reilly murder appealing to the public for information on October 27th 2016, Northern Ireland (Photo by Kevin Scott / Presseye)

Kevin Scott / Presseye Police officers revisit the scene of the Joe Reilly murder appealing to the public for information on October 27th 2016, Northern Ireland (Photo by Kevin Scott / Presseye)

Kevin Scott / Presseye

Police officers revisit the scene of the Joe Reilly murder appealing to the public for information on October 27th 2016, Northern Ireland (Photo by Kevin Scott / Presseye)

Police officers revisit the scene of the Joe Reilly murder appealing to the public for information on October 27th 2016, Northern Ireland (Photo by Kevin Scott / Presseye)

Kevin Scott / Presseye

Police officers revisit the scene of the Joe Reilly murder appealing to the public for information on October 27th 2016, Northern Ireland (Photo by Kevin Scott / Presseye)

Police officers revisit the scene of the Joe Reilly murder appealing to the public for information on October 27th 2016, Northern Ireland (Photo by Kevin Scott / Presseye)

Kevin Scott / Presseye

Police officers revisit the scene of the Joe Reilly murder appealing to the public for information on October 27th 2016, Northern Ireland (Photo by Kevin Scott / Presseye)

Police officers revisit the scene of the Joe Reilly murder appealing to the public for information on October 27th 2016, Northern Ireland (Photo by Kevin Scott / Presseye)

Kevin Scott / Presseye

Police officers search bushes and trees in the Poleglass area of West Belfast in relation to the murder of Joe Reilly on October 24th 2016, Northern Ireland (Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)

Police officers search bushes and trees in the Poleglass area of West Belfast in relation to the murder of Joe Reilly on October 24th 2016, Northern Ireland (Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)

Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph

Police officers search bushes and trees in the Poleglass area of West Belfast in relation to the murder of Joe Reilly on October 24th 2016, Northern Ireland (Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)

Police officers search bushes and trees in the Poleglass area of West Belfast in relation to the murder of Joe Reilly on October 24th 2016, Northern Ireland (Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)

Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph

Detectives from the Major Investigation Team revisit the home of Joe Reilly in the early hours of Sunday morning in Glenwood Court where he was murdered earlier this week.  October 23rd 2016, Northern Ireland (Photo by Kevin Scott / Presseye)

Detectives from the Major Investigation Team revisit the home of Joe Reilly in the early hours of Sunday morning in Glenwood Court where he was murdered earlier this week. October 23rd 2016, Northern Ireland (Photo by Kevin Scott / Presseye)

Kevin Scott / Presseye

Mock gunmen re-run the route taken by the shooters as they revisit the scene of the Joe Reilly murder appealing to the public for information on October 27th 2016, Northern Ireland (Photo by Kevin Scott / Presseye)

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