23 Jul 2010

Man shot by police did not fire gun

1:26 pm on 23 July 2010

Police have confirmed that a man they shot after he pointed an air rifle at them did not fire his gun.

The man was shot several times in New Lynn on Sunday night and has had surgery for arm, hand and abdominal injuries.

Eight armed police went to the New Lynn property he was staying at to arrest him in connection with an arson.

He appeared in the Waitakere District Court on Thursday on charges including using a firearm against a police officer.

A senior officer from outside the West Auckland District has been brought in to investigate the incident.