19 Aug 2009

More charges laid against Auckland actor

3:17 pm on 19 August 2009

Further charges have been laid against a man accused of engineering a confrontation with police.

Actor Robert Mokoraka was shot by an officer in the Auckland suburb of Point Chevalier in July.

Police say they recieved three 111 calls from Mr Mokoraka enticing them to an address with false reports of a domestic incident.

When they arrived, Mr Mokoraka advanced on them with what officers say looked like a firearm wrapped in a towel.

He was initially charged at a bedside hearing in hospital with assault with a weapon and possessing an offensive weapon.

Mt Mokoraka has since had two further charges laid against him - threatening to kill and using a firearm to resist arrest.

He was excused from an appearance in Auckland District Court on Wednesday because he remains in hospital.