Woman arrested in relation to fatal Athy shooting

Jason Doogue
Jason Doogue

Gardai have arrested a woman in her 30s as they continue to investigate the fatal shooting of Jason Doogue

The woman was arrested in the Kildare town yesterday afternoon and is currently detained under Section 50 of the Criminal Justice Act, 2007 at Newbridge Garda Station.

Gardaí are continuing to detain two males, aged in their 40s and teens, at Kildare and Naas Garda Stations as part of the investigation.

The third male arrested (also in his teens) was released without charge from Leixlip Garda Station last night.

Mr Doogue was sitting on a wall with up to four friends when he was shot at least three times with a handgun on Friday evening. He managed to walk to the door of the house where he collapsed.

A woman attempted to cradle him and neighbours said the dying man cried out "get me help, get me help" as he lay bleeding in the woman's arms.

He was taken by ambulance to Naas General Hospital, where he died around 90 minutes later.

Gardai carried out a series of searches in the town and arrested the middle-aged man later that evening.

A post mortem examination was carried out on Saturday.

A motive for the killing has not yet been established, but one theory being investigated is that the killing was part of a drugs feud in the Kildare town.