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.”