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farmland row Man (50s) arrested after fatal shooting incident in Tallaght to appear in court

The victim died in hospital yesterday after the life support machine that was keeping him alive was switched off

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Keith Conlon (36) also known as Keith Greene from Kiltalown Park, in Tallaght

Keith Conlon (36) also known as Keith Greene from Kiltalown Park, in Tallaght

Keith Conlon (36) also known as Keith Greene from Kiltalown Park, in Tallaght

A man who was arrested in relation to a fatal shooting incident at Hazelgrove Farm, Tallaght on Tuesday is due before the courts this morning. 

The man in his 50s was arrested after father-of-four Keith Conlon (36) also known as Keith Greene from Kiltalown Park, was shot multiple times in a farmland row over a dog.

He died in hospital yesterday after the life support machine that was keeping him alive was switched off.

The man who has been charged in relation to the shooting remains in custody at Tallaght Garda Station and will appear before Tallaght District Court this morning.

Mr Conlon was shot at least three times in the incident which happened in a field in the Hazel Grove area of rural Tallaght including once in the head.

At least five people were present when the shooting happened and gardai have taken statements from a number of witnesses.

Among the many tributes that have been posted online was one from a woman who said: “Still can’t believe this has happened” as she expressed her sympathy to his heartbroken partner and children.

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Garda at the scene of the shooting near Tallaght (Niall Carson/PA)

Garda at the scene of the shooting near Tallaght (Niall Carson/PA)

Garda at the scene of the shooting near Tallaght (Niall Carson/PA)

Another woman said that: “I just can’t get my head around it.”

Officers are working on the theory Mr Conlon, along with two other men, were in fields in the Hazel Grove area of rural Tallaght when “an issue arose over a dog running free”, according to a senior source.

Officers recovered the body of the animal on Tuesday night.

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A legally held handgun was used in the shooting and this weapon has been recovered by gardaí.

After the incident, emergency services were notified and the 53-year-old was arrested by gardaí at the scene.

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