20 May 2020

Man killed by police still in driver's seat when shots fired

From Checkpoint, 5:19 pm on 20 May 2020

A man shot and killed in Waitara on Tuesday was still in the driver's seat of a stationary vehicle when he was fatally wounded.

Police say he was attempting to get out of the stolen car and had a cut-down .22 rifle aimed at its officers.

But they cannot say how many shots its officers fired or if the man used his weapon on police.

RNZ Taranaki-Whanganui reporter Robin Martin has more.