Police shooting: man charged

The man shot by police several times during an armed stand-off near Ngatea in October has been charged,

The 50-year-old man remains in Waikato Hospital following the shooting and faces one count of threatening to kill, assault with intent to injure, unlawful possession of a firearm and using a firearm against police.

The man shot by police several times during an armed stand-off near Ngatea in October has been charged.

He is due to appear in Hamilton District Court at a date yet to be set.

The man was arrested on Monday following an investigation into the shooting.

Police were called to a Kaikahu Rd address in Kerepehi about 9.45pm on October 21.

At the time of the incident, acting Superintendent Greg Nicholls said police initially responded to a domestic violence incident which then escalated into an armed callout on a rural property.

“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,” added Greg.

The man was airlifted to Waikato Hospital where he underwent surgery the morning after the shooting.



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