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Man Shot By Police Dies

Man Shot By Police Dies

Posted July 15, 2021
Emergency Services

Media Release: NZ Police

Police have confirmed a man who died following a firearms incident in Hamilton overnight was shot by Police.

About 7.50 pm yesterday, officers went to the property on O’Donoghue Street in Hillcrest seeking a person thought to be in possession of firearms.

About 10 pm a man arrived at the property and fired a number of shots from his vehicle.

He was then shot by Police.

First aid was administered immediately, however the man died at the scene a short time later.

During the incident a Police Officer fell and sustained an injury requiring medical treatment.

Police remain at the address today and a range of enquiries are underway.

Police are not looking for anyone else in relation to the incident.

The Police statement stated, “Our staff come to work every day to keep our communities safe and the decision to use a firearm is never done lightly.

Our sympathies are with the man’s family at this difficult time.

They will be provided support, as will the officers involved.”