Belfast Telegraph

Police issue CCTV in Kieran McManus first anniversary murder appeal

Detectives investigating the murder of Kieran McManus in March last year have issued CCTV footage captured shortly before he was killed.

The 26-year-old, from west Belfast, died after being shot outside Domino’s pizza outlet at the DC Enterprise Centre.

The footage shows Kieran in his pizza delivery uniform getting change at a garage shortly before he returns in his silver Passat car to the outlet at Kennedy Way where he was murdered.

Kieran was shot by a man who got out of a maroon coloured Vauxhall Astra car at 11.20pm on 30 March last year. Despite the best efforts of ambulance crews at the scene Kieran, who leaves a young son, was pronounced dead at hospital a short time later.

The Astra car was abandoned and burnt out in Denewood Park off the Andersonstown Road shortly after the murder.

On the first anniversary of the murder, detectives are asking the community for any information about the maroon Astra car, before or after the shooting. They are also keen to hear from anyone who saw any other vehicles in Denewood Park or in nearby St Meryl Park that Saturday night between 11pm and midnight.

Senior Investigating Officer Detective Chief Inspector Justyn Galloway said: "One year on from this ruthless murder, the police investigation is continuing. Kieran worked as a pizza delivery driver, trying to earn a living for his family. This was a ruthless and reckless attack, given the number of people in the area at the time.

"The footage shows Kieran getting some change at a nearby garage before returning to the pizza outlet where he was shot. I would ask everyone in this community to look at these images and think about the fact that a short time later, Kieran was dead.

“I would ask them to think about Kieran and his family and the needless pain they have suffered over the past year.

"Those responsible for this ruthless murder will only be brought before the courts if people with information work with police. In the past year we have interviewed 107 civilian witnesses, conducted nine searches and made one arrest. We are ready and willing to progress this challenging investigation but we need people to work with us.

“We are keen to speak with anyone who may have any information which can assist us and we would urge members of the public to contact detectives at Newtownards police station on 028 9180 1507. Alternatively, anyone wishing to pass information anonymously can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111."

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