Ex IRA man Kevin McGuigan Sr shot dead in the Short Strand area…

A suspect in the Jock Jock Davison murder was last night shot dead in the Short Strand area of Belfast. The Irish News has good coverage on the story:

The former IRA killer is believed to have pulled the trigger on his one-time boss Davison, who was shot dead in the city’s Markets area in May.

Once a high-ranking republican, McGuigan was jailed for the attempted murder of a soldier during the Troubles.

He was kneecapped by the Provisionals more than a decade ago and is thought to have agreed to shoot Davison for criminals.

McGuigan, who was in his early fifties, fell from favour after an incident in the Short Strand in the early 2000s.

After an altercation with Davison he was shot in both legs in a paramilitary-style attack and expelled from the IRA.

Since then he was closely linked with criminal families from south and east Belfast.

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