4 Feb 2016

Police hunt for gunman extends to Coromandel

4:59 pm on 4 February 2016

Police hunting for a gunman who shot at a police car during a pursuit in south Auckland have carried out search warrants in the Coromandel.

An officer was patrolling alone early yesterday morning when he was shot at five times by a passenger leaning out the window of a fleeing car.

Police have named Patrick Dixon as a man they are hunting in relation to the incident.

Police have executed search warrants in the Waihi and Whangamata areas today.