29 Jul 2014

Second arrest after Gisborne shooting

8:41 pm on 29 July 2014

A second person has been arrested in connection with the fatal shooting of a Gisborne man in April.

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Police vest generic New Zealand Photo: PHOTO NZ

Douglas Witeri, 39, was shot in the head at his home in the suburb of Elgin and died later in Gisborne Hospital.

At the time, Troy Vincent McHugh, 42, was charged with murder and remanded in custody.

Another man, who has not been named, has now been charged with being an accessory after the fact to murder and will appear in the Gisborne District Court on Tuesday.

Police believe a firearm seized yesterday was the one used in the fatal shooting.