22 Sep 2015

Man jailed after shooting acquaintance

2:46 pm on 22 September 2015

A man who shot and kicked a man who came to his home seeking repayment of a drug debt has been jailed for three years and seven months.

Wellington High Court

Wellington High Court Photo: RNZ / Alexander Robertson

Charles Davis and his co-accused, Sean McKay, were sentenced today in the High Court in Wellington.

McKay was staying at Davis's home when an acquaintance arrived wearing a Head Hunters hoodie. He asked for $200, which he said McKay owed him for drugs and living expenses.

Davis was woken by the disturbance and came into the lounge with a loaded pistol, forcing the victim onto the ground.

The man was punched by McKay as he tried to leave the house. Davis later returned with the pistol, demanded the man remove his gang colours, then fired a shot which hit the man's right hand and grazed the top of his head.

In sentencing Davis, Justice Williams took into account $1,000 he has offered to the victim as reparation.

McKay has been ordered to serve six months home detention.