23 Jan 2012

Arrest of man injured in police shooting

7:11 pm on 23 January 2012

Police have arrested a man they shot in the leg during a domestic violence callout in Manurewa on Saturday night.

The 43-year-old was taken into police custody on his release from hospital on Monday afternoon.

He faces six charges, including assault with a weapon, possession of an offensive weapon and doing a dangerous act with reckless disregard.

Three of the charges relate specifically to assaulting the police with a weapon.

A full inquiry is underway into the shooting.

Police say officers at first used a taser and pepper spray when the man advanced on them, but they were to no effect.