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Murder of Stephen Byrne

The Gardaí at Store Street are investigating the murder of 32 years old Stephen Byrne shot dead on Lower Sheriff Street on13th July 2010.

On 13th July at 4.45 pm Stephen Byrne was fatally wounded by a man armed with a handgun. The scene is located at the junction of Sherriff Street and St Laurence’s place, at the rear of St Laurence’s church, opposite Mariners Court. The gunman arrived to the scene on a bicycle. He then walked up to Stephen Byrne and shot him with a handgun fatally wounding him. The gunman then left the scene cycling back down St Laurence’s place, turning left onto Seville place.

Appeal:
• Investigators wish to speak with anyone who was on Seville Place between 4:30 and 5pm on Tuesday 13th July 2010.
• When stopped in traffic on Seville Place they may have made an observation which means nothing to them but could be vital to the investigation.
• Investigators believe the offender went to and from the scene on a bicycle along Seville Place and that an interaction occurred with an accomplice on the street.
• Anyone who observed a person on a bicycle in clothing which hid the facial features can assist. People watching the programme may recall such interaction.
• A montage of bicycles similar to that believed used has been provided for viewing. Potentially witnesses could have seen this bicycle being acquired prior to the attack or disposed of following the murder.
• To the residents of the Sheriff Street area who have specific information relative to the culprits actions following the murder or any information whatsoever to contact the programme.

Gardaí in Store Street Investigating   Telephone 01 666 8000