Date: 1 Mar 2008
David OLeary was shot dead outside his home on his doorstep.
David OLeary had been out with his partner for the evening and when he got home he was shot by a person that had been waiting at his house.
He was shot in the neck and chest.
The lights to the house had been cut beforehand.
A man was later seen running off at 2.45am. The man was described as being about 5ft 6ins to 5ft 8ins tall with dark clothing and either very dark hair or a black bobble hat. He was said to have had a vacant look and a long, drawn and pale looking face. A witness said that it looked like the man had just had an electric shock and had been walking a bit hesitantly. It was also thought that he might have been wearing a dark coloured knitted skull cap that was too small for him.
Police said that they were also keen to speak to a man that David OLeary had had an argument with in the DV8 nightclub in Marine Terrace, Margate, on 8 February 2008.
David OLeary ran a scaffolding business.
David OLeary's father said that he believed that David OLeary was shot in connection with a dispute over drugs and beleives that a £10,000 contract had been put out on him by a person and that both he and the police knew who that person was but that there was not enough evidence to arrest him.