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Our brother was shot in front of us’ — Family speak out about death of George Nkencho

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Our brother was shot in front of us’ — Family speak out about death of George Nkencho

The family of George Nkencho, who was shot dead by the Gardaí, have opened up about their grief.©

George Nkencho died on Wednesday after sustaining multiple gunshots discharged by an authorised Garda weapon at a housing estate in Manorsfield Drive, Clonee, Dublin.

The Garda Siochana Ombudsman Commission is due to launch an inquiry into the death of the 27-year-old.a close up of a man:
                    The family of George Nkencho, who was shot dead by
                    the Gardaí, have opened up about their grief.© Provided by Extra.ie The family of George Nkencho, who was shot dead by the Gardaí, have opened up about their grief.

His younger brother Emmanuel Nkencho told a crowd at a peaceful protest outside Blanchardstown Garda Station that his family have been traumatised after the shooting.

‘The past 24 hours have been hell. I have no brother now, he was the eldest in the family. I have to take care of my mum now.’

He continued on to say that he wants ‘justice served’ and said his brother had suffered from ‘mental health issues’ in recent years.a group of people
                    posing for the camera: His younger brother Emmanuel
                    Nkencho told a crowd at a peaceful protest outside
                    Blanchardstown Garda Station that his family have
                    been traumatised after the shooting. Pic: Leon
                    Farrell/RollingNews.ie© Provided by Extra.ie His younger brother Emmanuel Nkencho told a crowd at a peaceful protest outside Blanchardstown Garda Station that his family have been traumatised after the shooting. Pic: Leon Farrell/RollingNews.ie

He didn’t really go outside, just to the shop and back. He has his little friend group and that’s it. My brother never bothered anybody, he just got on with his own life.’

His sister Gloria has asked the public to refrain from distributing video footage of her older brother’s death.

She said that Mr Nkencho was ‘suffering from serious mental illness and those who knew him know the type of person he was, he was not a thug nor a criminal’.a group of people
                    holding a sign: His sister Gloria has asked the
                    public to refrain from distributing video footage of
                    her older brother’s death. Pic: Leon
                    Farrell/RollingNews.ie© Provided by Extra.ie His sister Gloria has asked the public to refrain from distributing video footage of her older brother’s death. Pic: Leon Farrell/RollingNews.ie

‘Thank you all for your condolences and prayers. My siblings and I have witnessed the most traumatic experience of our lives as our brother was shot in front of us,’ she said.

‘My family greatly appreciate everything everyone is doing. I kindly ask you to refrain from sharing the video of the shooting. It is not something I wish to be reminded of.’

The Gardaí were called to the scene after reports of a public order incident involving a male armed with a knife at Eurospar in Hartstown Shopping Centre.a woman talking on a
                    cell phone: The Gardaí were called to the scene
                    after reports of a public order incident involving a
                    male armed with a knife at Eurospar in Hartstown
                    Shopping Centre. Pic: Leon Farrell/RollingNews.ie© Provided by Extra.ie The Gardaí were called to the scene after reports of a public order incident involving a male armed with a knife at Eurospar in Hartstown Shopping Centre. Pic: Leon Farrell/RollingNews.ie

The assistant manager received facial injuries when Mr Nkencho punched him.

Gardaí followed the man on foot and in vehicles towards his residence Manorsfields Drive in Clonee where they urged the young man to drop the weapon.

Members of the Armed Support Unit arrived at a scene and used two tasers and pepper spray in an attempt to resolve the incident.

An Garda Siochana said that when these attempts proved unsuccessful, an armed garda discharged a number of shots from his official firearm at Mr Nkencho at approximately 12.35pm.a group of people
                    standing in front of a building: A protest occurred
                    on Thursday following his death where attendees held
                    placards reading ‘Justice for George’, ‘No Justice
                    No Peace’ and ‘Black Lives Matter’ outside
                    Blanchardstown Garda Station. Pic: Leon
                    Farrell/RollingNews.ie© Provided by Extra.ie A protest occurred on Thursday following his death where attendees held placards reading ‘Justice for George’, ‘No Justice No Peace’ and ‘Black Lives Matter’ outside Blanchardstown Garda Station. Pic: Leon Farrell/RollingNews.ie

Paramedics treated Mr Nkencho at the scene and transferred him to Connolly Hospital, in Blanchardstown, where he was later pronounced dead.

A protest occurred on Thursday following his death where attendees held placards reading ‘Justice for George’, ‘No Justice No Peace’ and ‘Black Lives Matter’ outside Blanchardstown Garda Station.

Responding to the shooting on Thursday, Minister for Justice Helen McEntee stated that Wednesday’s events had been ‘extremely upsetting and traumatic’ for all involved, and extended her sympathies to Mr Nkencho’s family.

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