Belfast Telegraph

Man arrested in Joe Reilly murder investigation

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.”

Belfast Telegraph Digital


From Belfast Telegraph