Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Pair charged over Avondale death

Police have charged two people following the death of a man in Avondale this morning.

“A 24-year-old man and a 20-year-old woman have been jointly charged with unlawful possession of a firearm, unlawful possession of a pistol and unlawful possession of ammunition,” Detective Inspector Lloyd Schmid said in a statement this evening.

They are both due to appear in Auckland District Court on Monday.

“Police are working closely with the victim’s family, whose name will not be released at this early stage as the formal identification process is still ongoing,” Det Insp Schmid said.

“We are also assisting the family to locate next of kin overseas.”

A scene examination commenced this morning at the Saintly Lane property, where Police say two firearms were located.

“Police want to reassure the community that they are safe, and that there is a large contingent of Police working to understand the circumstances which led to this man’s death.”

“We encourage anyone with information to contact us,” said det Insp Schmid.

Information can be passed on by contacting 105 and quoting file number 211002/1241.

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