DETECTIVES from the PSNI’s Major Investigation Team have arrested a man over the murder a ‘dial-a-death’ drug dealer Dan Murray in west Belfast.
Murray was making a Chinese takeaway delivery when he was shot in the head on Lady Street, near the Grosvenor Road, on Monday when he pulled up in his Ford Focus car.
Police said they believed the 55-year-old had been lured to the area on a bogus call made from the Antrim Road.
The 38-year-old man was arrested in west Belfast on Wednesday night.
He is currently being questioned at the serious crime suite at Musgrave PSNI station in Belfast.
At a press conference earlier this week, MIT Senior Investigating Officer, Detective Chief Inspector Richard Campbell explained: “Mr Murray had been in the area as part of his job as a delivery driver for a take away restaurant and was making a delivery to an address in Lady Street when he was shot and fatally injured.
“I believe the call to place the order for the delivery was made from a phone box at the junction of Antrim Road and Cliftonville Road at around 9:58pm.
“The gunman or gunmen were then waiting for Mr Murray when he went to the Lady Street area to make the delivery.
“I am particularly keen to speak to anyone who may have seen anyone acting suspiciously in this area or anyone who may have observed anyone acting suspiciously in the Antrim Road/Cliftonville Road area or in the Lady Street area.
“This was a brutal attack.
“It has robbed a family of a partner, father and brother and it is important the local community help us find those responsible.
“I would urge anyone with information to contact detectives on 101 or alternatively contact Crimestoppers confidentially on 0800 555 111.”