A man has died after he was assaulted while sitting in a car at traffic lights in central Auckland.
The police have launched a homicide investigation after 18-year-old Eli Francis Holtz died in hospital following the attack at the intersection of Wellesley St and Queen Street early on Saturday at 3.15am.
He was taken to Auckland Hospital and put on life support but died last night at 8.45pm.
The police are looking at CCTV footage as part of their investigation.
A 30-year-old man has been arrested and charged with wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm.
He is likely to face more serious charges when he re-appears in the Auckland District Court tomorrow.
The police want to speak to three men who were at the intersection at the time and may have seen the assault.
They may have caught a bus to Takapuna a short time later.
The police also want to talk to the occupants of a white Toyota Prius that was behind the vehicle the victim was in at the time of the attack.