Police shooting 'complex'

The shooting of a man by police on State Highway 2, near Ngatea, is being described as a “complex situation” by a Waikato senior police officer.

Acting Superintendent Greg Nicholls says police were called to a Kaikahu Rd address in Kerepehi about 9.45pm last night.

The shooting of a 50-year-old man near Ngatea is currently subject to three different investigations.

“The incident was one of a domestic violence nature which escalated into an armed incident on a rural road between Ngatea and Kerepehi,” he says.

“A 50-year-old Kerepehi man was shot by police after firing on officers after he travelled through a cordon at an intersection with SH2.”

The man was airlifted to Waikato Hospital where he has undergone surgery this morning. He is in a serious but stable condition.

Greg says he is glad no-one else was injured during the resolution of this incident which will now be the subject of three investigations.

“Those investigations will focus on the circumstances of what has occurred, adherence to policy, procedures and practice and an Independent Police Conduct Authority investigation.

“The investigation will be overseen by an independent senior investigator from outside of the District.”



4 Comments

Unwise chief!!

Posted on 23-10-2014 09:14 | By monty1212

What an absolutely ridiculous stupid comment made by this joker wise chief. The Police get shot at, thus endangering lives and they shoot back. Simple as that and thankfully all good citizens know this and its just the idiotic few who have views like this.

poor cops

Posted on 22-10-2014 18:34 | By lovemaster71

unfortunately the tax payer's money will now be wasted on 3 investigations because the police had to defend them selves against a criminal, The poor officers involved will now have to jump through all kinds of hoops to justify the actions to a completely over the top PC world

Wisechief

Posted on 22-10-2014 16:21 | By Wise Chief

It will be the usual cover-up and whatever ''complex'' means it will be smoothed over to resemble whatever police want and know the Kiwis will believe. Be reminded that from 1960 to now no cop has ever lost their job for any reason and this pushes the bounds of reality there not being one incidence of and error on the trigger pullers behalf. Beggars belief huh? Yeh right, pull the other one Greg O'connor. Mr wild wild west.

Not really complex

Posted on 22-10-2014 16:12 | By maildrop

If you shoot at cops expect to get shot. Very simple.

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