28 Apr 2010

Shot actor admits charges

5:43 pm on 28 April 2010

A man police accuse of setting up a confrontation with officers, during which he was shot, has admitted charges laid against him.

Actor Robert Mokaraka, 36, was injured outside a house in the Auckland suburb of Pt Chevalier last July.

Police say they went to the address after reports of a possible violent confrontation and fired on Mokaraka when he advanced on officers with what appeared to be a weapon.

In the Auckland District Court on Wednesday, Mokaraka pleaded guilty to two charges of threatening to kill a police officer and two of assaulting a police officer. He was remanded on bail for sentencing in July.

He left the courthouse surrounded by supporters, but wouldn't comment.