27 Sep 2023

Witness sees police shoot man after car chase in Auckland

From Checkpoint, 5:13 pm on 27 September 2023

Police have shot at an armed man after vehicle pursuit this afternoon.

The incident began just before 3:30 this afternoon when they spotted a vehicle of interest in Te Atatu Peninsula.

They pursued the vehicle to the Lincoln Road overbridge.

Police say the offender tried to steal two vehicles on the overbridge and was hit by one of the vehicles, before being challenged by officers.

The man climbed into the cab of a truck, forcing the driver out, at which point he was shot by police.

He's been taken to hospital with injuries police say are not life threatening.

Jake had just turned off the motorway into Lincoln Rd when he saw the dramatic incident unfold.

Jake saw what he believes was a gun coming out of the car.

He says he heard two or three shots.

Police are carrying out a scene examination and say motorists can expect delays in the area this evening.