25 Oct 2013

Man injured following police pursuit

12:22 pm on 25 October 2013

A police conduct investigation is underway following a pursuit on Auckland's northwestern motorway, after which a man suffered serious injuries.

Police received reports about 9pm on Thursday of a man who had fired several shots at a house in the west Auckland suburb of Ranui.

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They say officers tracked the man down but he reversed twice into a patrol car, then drove off and a pursuit started on State Highway 16.

The police abandoned the chase and a helicopter followed the car but it crashed into the back of a truck.

The alleged shooter did not follow officers' instructions and the police used a dog to catch him.

He suffered a broken leg and a dislocated hip. No-one else was injured.