22 Nov 2017

Man arrested after Wellington taxi shooting

From Morning Report, 7:47 am on 22 November 2017

Police have arrested a 26-year-old man in relation to the shooting of Wellington taxi driver Alem Tesema on Saturday night. Mr Tesema was shot in the shoulder by a passenger who refused to pay a fare after being dropped off in Miramar. The arrest came after police found the man at a Strathmore address overnight. He's been charged with wounding with intent to cause grevious bodily harm. He's due to appear in the Wellington District Court on Wednesday. The chairperson for the Ethiopian Community in Wellington Nigussie Fenja is a friend of Mr Tesema and tells us he's relieved.