Sunday, April 21, 2024

Man fatally shot by Police named

The man fatally shot by Police in Wainuiomata last week can now be named.

He was 36-year-old Tane Wipa.

“Police were called to Coast Road around 11:45am on Thursday to a suspected family harm incident,” relieving Wellington District Commander Acting Superintendent Nick Thom said today in a statement following the release of Mr Wipa’s name.

“Mr Wipa was shot once by Police after holding a weapon to a woman’s neck and threatening to do her more harm.

Tane Wipa (Photo: Facebook).

“is family, along with attending Police staff, are being supported,” he said.

Police have confirmed that several investigations are underway, including a Police Critical Incident Investigation, while the matter has also been referred to the IPCA.

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