UPDATE: Christchurch shooting – Police lay charges

Please attribute to Acting Canterbury Police District Commander, Superintendent Lane Todd:

Following a shooting in Christchurch at approximately 2am this morning, Saturday 4 February, 2017, a 24-year-old man has been charged with pointing a firearm at Police.

He will appear in Christchurch District Court on Monday 6 February, 2017.

He was released from hospital this morning after sustaining a facial wound after being shot by Police. He is now in custody.

The driver of the vehicle, a 37-year-old man, has been charged with possession of drug utensils. He was uninjured and will appear in Christchurch District Court on Friday 10 February, 2017. 

A full scene examination is being completed and an investigation into the circumstances of the incident is underway.

The Independent Police Conduct Authority has been notified.


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