Thursday, May 30, 2024

Police presence to remain in Tairāwhiti following shooting

Police say they will continue to have a significant visible presence in Tairāwhiti following the recent shooting death of 25-year-old mother of one, Chephar Hollis-Brown.

Police have been conducting community reassurance patrols, as well as undertaking investigation enquiries in the area since the 3 July suspected homicide.

“The investigation into her death is ongoing with the investigation team working through a number of lines of enquiry,” says Detective Inspector David de Lange.

“Police are still keen to hear from anyone who can provide information to assist the investigation team regarding this senseless shooting.

“We are committed to holding those responsible to account and the public can expect us to remain highly visible in the area.”

Police were called to a Centennial Crescent home in Te Hapara at 3.45am on July 3, where they discovered the body of Ms Hollis-Brown.

Anyone with information that may assist is asked to contact Police on 105 and quote file number 220703/2779.

Information can also be provided anonymously via Crime Stoppers on 0800 555 111 or online www.crimestoppers-nz.org.

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