26 Sep 2016

Name of South Auckland shooting victim released

1:50 pm on 26 September 2016

Police have named the man shot dead in Manurewa at the weekend and charged a man with his murder.

Leslie Putt, 32, was shot in the stomach about 7am on Saturday at a Manurewa house.

Police say they want to speak to Bodi McKee following a fatal shooting in Manurewa.

Police were looking for Bodi McKee after the fatal shooting in Manurewa Photo: Supplied / RNZ

Bodi McKee, 23, who had been sought by police in connection with the shooting, was arrested this morning without incident at a Takanini address.

Leslie Putt

Police named the shooting victim as Leslie Putt, 32, of Manurewa. Photo: Supplied / NZ Police

Counties Manukau police said a 23-year-old would appear in Manukau District Court today charged with murder and unlawful possession of a firearm.

Police earlier said two men had had a brief argument in the driveway of the property before the victim was shot. Despite attempts by paramedics to save him, he died.

The other man walked into the house to say sorry to the people inside, before leaving the scene, police said.

Armed police are patrolling and cordons have been put in place on a south Auckland street where a man was fatally shot

Armed police on patrol near the scene of the shooting. Photo: RNZ / Sally Murphy