Man accused of shooting at police car arrested

8:44 am on 6 February 2016

Police have arrested the man wanted after a police car was shot at during a pursuit in south Auckland earlier this week.

Patrick Dixon

Patrick Dixon Photo: Police

An officer, patrolling on his own, was shot at twice by a person in a fleeing car, and then again three times before the brief pursuit was abandoned shortly before 4am on Wednesday morning. The officer was not injured.

Patrick Dixon, 30, who had earlier been named by police as a suspect, was arrested after a search warrant was executed in Cambridge today.

Waikato CIB and AOS staff assisted in today's arrest.

He has been charged with two counts of using a firearm against a law enforcement officer and he will appear in the Manukau District Court this morning.

Police said he would also face a number of unrelated charges.

Police have thanked members of the public who assisted during this on-going investigation.

Damage from the shotguns blasts could be clearly seen on the front of the car.

Damage from the shotguns blasts could be clearly seen on the front of the car. Photo: RNZ / Carla Penman