12 Aug 2012

Arrest in connection with death of Kapiti teenager

10:11 pm on 12 August 2012

A Kapiti man has been arrested in connection with the death of a teenager in the area.

Izak Millanta, who was 17, died in Wellington hospital on Sunday morning after being found unconscious at a car park in Paraparaumu, north of Wellington.

Police say a 25-year-old man has been charged with assault in relation to Mr Millanta's death and will appear in the Porirua District Court on Monday.

Police had found Mr Millanta lying unconscious in a car park at Coastlands Mall at 3am on Saturday.

They say he had been involved in an altercation with a group of people outside the Retro Bar in the nearby Kapiti Lights carpark.

A post-mortem examination took place on Sunday evening.