16 Nov 2008

Teen charged over Wairarapa shooting

7:53 am on 16 November 2008

The police have charged one teenager with the fatal shooting of another on a South Wairarapa farm on Saturday.

Ambulance and police officers were called to a property in Tuturumuri, near Martinborough, at about 9.30am.

They found Aaron Phillip Grimwood, 17, with a chest wound at the homestead. He died shortly afterwards.

The police have charged a teenager with careless use of a firearm causing death, and unlawful possession of a firearm.

They earlier said the evidence pointed to an accidental shooting.