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Suspect in murder of Dean Johnson to flee Ireland

Dean Johnson
Dean Johnson

A suspect in the murder of Dean Johnson is planning to leave the country amid fears of reprisal attacks.

The crack cocaine dealing lowlife who is suspected of being directly involved in the murder of Johnson is planning to set up operations in a European country not known for gangland activity.

The gangster, who had strong connections to murdered crime figure Jason ‘Jay’ Carroll, is said to be “terrified” of possible revenge attacks.

A senior source told The Herald “He is not long out of prison and is planning to bolt. It is expected that he will be joined by some of his other associates – who may also have some degree of involvement in the Johnson murder.”

“He has been keeping his head down since he got out of jail and has now decided to move abroad, where there will be far less heat on him.”

21-year-old Dean Johnson was an innocent victim of west Dublin’s gangland activities.

He was gunned down in a case of mistaken identity at Harelawn Green in Clondalkin on the 24th of August, 2013.

Reports indicate that a known hitman who is currently behind bars is planning to take out the “terrified” drug dealer.

“It will be a long time before the other fella is released, but he has already vowed to shoot dead the individual who is planning to set himself up in Europe” said a source.

To date 13 people have been arrested in connection with the murder investigation.