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Ombudsman to probe Tipperary death
Updated: 08:27, Tuesday, 31 January 2012
A man died from a gunshot wound to the head from one of two weapons he was found to be carrying after he was stopped by a Garda patrol in Co Tipperary last night.
Garda Ombudsman to probe Co Tipperary incident
A man died from a gunshot wound to the head from one of two weapons he was found to be carrying after he was stopped by a routine Garda patrol in north Co Tipperary last night.
Gardai say the man was signalled to stop at Newport shortly after 7.30pm.
He produced a shotgun and a struggle ensued between him and the gardaí during which shots were fired.
The gardaí managed to wrestle the firearm from him but he produced a second gun and another shot was fired which wounded him fatally in the head.
The two gardaí were unarmed.
The Garda Ombudsman is to carry out an investigation into the incident.
A spokesperson for the Garda Ombudsman said that all of the man's next of kin have not been informed yet.
He said a man in his mid-forties was driving a van erratically so the two gardaí pulled him over.
The man spoke to the gardaí for "some time" before he produced a gun which he pointed at the Gardaí and then "discharged a number of rounds".
The body is still at the scene and investigating officers remained at the scene over night.
The Thurlus - Annacotty Road is closed and will remain closed for the most part of the day.