15 May 2009

Funeral held for Napier gunman

4:09 pm on 15 May 2009

The funeral of Napier gunman Jan Molenaar has been held in Hastings.

Police found his body in his Chaucer Rd house on Saturday morning, following a two-day siege which claimed the life of Senior Constable Len Snee, 53.

Two officers and a civilian remain in hospital recovering from gunshot wounds received when a search warrant was executed at Molenaar's home.

A post-mortem examination found that Molenaar, 51, died from a self-inflicted gunshot to the head.

His body had been lying at Ruahapia Marae and was taken to a Hastings funeral home where a service was held on Friday morning.

Senior Constable Grant Diver, 50 and resident Leonard Holmwood, 44, remain in a stable condition at Hawke's Bay hospital.

Senior Constable Bruce Miller, 40, is still in intensive care and his condition is serious, but improving.