UPDATE – Man shot by Police in Whanganui

Friday, 6 January 2017 - 10:38pm
The man shot by Police in Whanganui this evening has now died.

Police were called to a family harm incident at a Mitchell Street address in Aramoho just after 7pm.

A male at the address came out with a shotgun concealed under his jacket.

Police have then withdrawn and set up cordons in the area, and the Armed Offenders Squad was called.

The man has pointed the gun towards Police, and has then been shot.

He was transported to hospital by ambulance in a critical condition, but has since died.

A cordon will remain in place overnight around the address as a full investigation into the shooting commences.

The Independent Police Conduct Authority will be advised.


Issued by the Police Media Centre.

Media Note: Central District Commander, Superintendent Sue Schwalger, will be available to speak to media tomorrow. A media advisory confirming time and location will be issued in the morning.

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