Detectives from the Police Service of Northern Ireland's Major Investigation Team have launched an attempted murder investigation following an attack on Detective Chief Inspector John Caldwell in Omagh on Wednesday 22 February 2023.
Police Appeal: Attempted Murder of Serving Police Officer
- 23 February 2023
All Northern Ireland
Can you help?
- Were you in the area of the Youth Sport Omagh Complex in the Killyclogher Road area of Omagh around 8pm on Wednesday 22 February 2023?
- Two gunmen dressed in dark clothing, approached John Caldwell as he stood by his car. Several shots were fired before the gunmen fled in a small dark coloured Fiesta vehicle shortly after 8pm. This vehicle was abandoned and set alight on the Racolpa Road, Omagh minutes after the shooting.
- A second dark coloured Ford Fiesta was found burned out in Ardboe Industrial Estate on Thursday 23 February shortly after 9pm. This vehicle is also suspected to have been involved in the shooting of John Caldwell.
CCTV footage of the car used by the gunmen
CCTV footage of the Ford Fiesta in Coalisland
CCTV footage of the first blue Ford Fiesta as it travels into Coalisland at around 10pm on the night of the 21 February. It had registration number MGZ 6242, and was fitted with false plates, FRZ 8414, prior to the attack.
Attempted murder of Detective Chief Inspector John Caldwell investigation update 8 March 2023
Chief Constable Simon Byrne gives an update on the investigation into the attempted murder of Detective Chief Inspector John Caldwell
We are interested in mobile phone videos, CCTV footage, vehicle dash-cam footage and photos of the incident as well as any other information which may help the investigation. All information will be treated with the strictest confidence.
If you have any information, please contact detectives on 101, quoting 1831 of 22/02/23.Contact Police
Major Incident Portal
Information can also be submitted via the Major Incident Public Portal.Submit information to Major Incident Public Portal
Crimestoppers are offering a reward of £150,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those involved in the attempted murder of DCI John Caldwell.
Contact Crimestoppers anonymously on Freephone 0800 555 111 or online at www.crimestoppers-uk.org