14 Mar 2016

Papakura murder accused appears in court

12:33 pm on 14 March 2016

A man accused of shooting dead another man in Papakura on Saturday has been kept in custody.

Manukau District Court

Manukau District Court Photo: RNZ / Kim Baker Wilson

The 28-year-old was remanded without plea at his first appearance in the Manukau District Court this morning.

He cannot be named while an interim suppression order is in place.

He is charged with murdering 26-year-old Shon Tyson Wanahi near the local train station early on Saturday, and with causing grievous bodily harm with intent to another man.

The injured man is still in hospital in a stable condition.

The accused will next appear on 30 March in the High Court in Auckland.