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Tuesday 22 August 2017

Murdered Dean to be honoured in city gig

The brother of Dean Johnson - who was murdered in a case of mistaken identity - is promoting a concert in which his slain sibling will be honoured.

Outlawz play Dublin's Tivoli Theatre on Saturday, April 11 at 7pm. It will be a special night for Clondalkin man Andrew Johnson, who runs Bloodshed Records with Paul Ritchie, as Outlawz were his murdered brother Dean's favourite artists.

If Dean (inset) had not been shot dead in a brutal gun attack in west Dublin in September, 2013, he would have been celebrating his 25th birthday next Wednesday.

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A large crowd is expected to be present as Outlawz will be playing a 2pac tribute show live in the Tivoli Theatre as well as a song written in Dean's memory.

The garda investigation into Dean's murder remains active and so far 13 people have now been arrested, including five people within the last month.

Dean Johnson was fatally wounded at 12.20am at Harelawn Green, Clondalkin, Dublin, in the early hours of Saturday, August 24, 2013.

At his funeral mass, Parish Priest Fr John Dunphy said the murdered man's parents had asked him to make a special appeal "to all those who may be tempted towards violence, that they want to say clearly they do not want violence in their name".

kfoy@herald.ie

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