The 25-year-old Bay of Plenty man arrested yesterday in Christchurch has been charged with the murders of two men at a Tauranga property on Tuesday February 11.
He is due to appear in the Christchurch District Court today February 15.
State Highway Two (southbound) between Waihi Road off-ramp and Takitimu Drive on-ramp has reopened following the fatal Police shooting on Thursday.
However, the southbound SH2 link road to the City Centre/ Mt Maunganui remains closed and vehicles must exit at 15th Avenue.
The scene examination is continuing.
Police are yet to formally identify the deceased and a post mortem is expected to be carried out today.
Western Bay of Plenty mayors and Police will be holding a public meeting to address gang violence issues in the area at Baycourt this Thursday, February 20 at 7pm.
Tauranga MP Simon Bridges will be holding a public meeting in Tauranga to talk about gangs and the recent criminal activity that has been happening in the community on February 27, at the Tauranga Yacht and Power Boat Club at 6.30pm.