31 Jul 2008

Murder charge laid over drive-by shooting

10:09 pm on 31 July 2008

Police in Waikato have charged a man with murder following a drive-by shooting in Waharoa on Sunday.

Jared Apiata, 23, was charged this week with assaulting Desmond Arahanga.

Mr Arahanga, 28, died after being shot four times with a weapon fired from a moving vehicle as he stood with a group of friends on McGowan Street.

The accused will appear in court next week.

Police say they are searching for a second man they believe was involved in the shooting.

He is Hari Beaudean Poulson, aged 26. Police say he is considered dangerous and should not be approached.