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Kapiti-Mana Police Charge Man In Waitangirua Incident

Kapiti-Mana Police Charge Man Involved In Waitangirua Incident Yesterday

Police have charged a 47-year-old man with a range of charges after he was
tasered and shot by Police while assaulting his pregnant partner with a
weapon early yesterday morning.

Today he was charged with wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm,
wounding with intent to injure, threatening to kill and contravening a
protection order.

Further charges are likely and he will appear in Porirua District Court this
afternoon.

A 39-year-old woman was discharged from hospital yesterday and is being
interviewed by Police today.

The other 49-year-old women at the address underwent surgery last night and
remains in hospital. Police are looking to interview her once she is
discharged.

The criminal investigation, being headed by an independent Detective
Inspector from out of the area, is continuing with a scene examination at the
Penguin Grove property continuing today.

The inquiry team has been bolstered by staff from surrounding areas with a
total of 22 officers working on the investigation.

The Independent Police Complaints Authority investigation is also underway.

Detective Inspector Tusha Penny, head of the investigation, says "Although we
are only on day two of the investigation, progress is steady and we are
hoping to complete all our critical interviews by early next week".

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