8 Nov 2013

Shot fired when police officers set upon

8:11 am on 8 November 2013

A shot was fired and a man taken into custody by police after an arrest attempt in Auckland on Thursday evening.

Police from the Counties Manukau district say three officers went to an address in Mangere just before 7pm to make an arrest.

The officers were set upon by family members of the wanted man and one of the officer fired a shot when a man presented what they believed was a firearm.

The Armed Offenders Squad was called and a man taken into custody.

Police say there is no indication anyone was hit by or injured by the shot.

The Independent Police Conduct Authority has been notified.