Police appeal for witnesses in latest killing

| 03/02/2010

(CNS): Following the opening of an investigation into what police believe was a premeditated murder last Thursday night, officers have renewed their appeal for anyone who was in the area of Sparky Drive on the night in question who saw anything suspicious or vehicles leaving the scene to come forward.  Police said 32-year-old Courtney Spence was shot at 11:10pm on 28 January as he left work at Progressive Distributors. The officer leading the enquiry, Detective InspectorLauriston Burton, said that police are continuing with interviews but would like anyone who has not yet spoken with them to call.

“We are continuing to interview friends, family and workmates of Mr Spence to find out as much as we can about his background to try and establish a motive for the killing,” said DI Burton. “It appears that the gunman may have been lying in wait for his victim to leave the building. Therefore, I would appeal for anyone who was in the area of Sparky Drive late on Thursday night who saw anyone acting suspiciously, or any vehicles leaving the scene, to come forward.

“We have had a good response from the public so far, however there may still be people who have information who have not yet contacted the enquiry team.”

Anyone with information can call the murder incident room on 949-4222 or Crime Stoppers 800-8477 (TIPS). Police also noted that a post mortem examination is due to take place tomorrow, Wednesday 3 February, 2010.

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