A 52-year-old man has been charged with the murder of journalist Lyra McKee, police in Northern Ireland said Wednesday.
In a statement, the Police Service of Northern Ireland said the man was from Derry/Londonderry and will appear before a court on Thursday.
McKee, 29, was shot dead during riots in Derry/Londonderry in April 2019 in what police called a « terrorist incident. » Violence broke out following police searches in the city’s Creggan district, with crowds throwing stones and petrol bombs at police.
She was considered a « rising star of investigative journalism, » according to an announcement of her book deal with publisher Faber, and was named one of Forbes’ 30 under 30 in media in Europe in 2016.
Detective Superintendent Jason Murphy said in the statement: « I have always said a number of individuals were involved with the gunman on the night Lyra was killed, and while today is significant for the investigation the quest for the evidence to bring the gunman to justice remains active and ongoing. »
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