Murder charge laid in Maketu investigation
Murder charge laid in Maketu
A 19-year-old Maketu man will
appear at Tauranga District Court tomorrow (Monday, 9
December) charged with murder.
The charge follows the
discovery of a 46-year-old man’s body in a park at Beach
Road, Maketu in the early hours of this morning, following
an apparent shooting.
Scene examinations and enquiries are
ongoing and police are still keen to hear from anyone with
information about this death. They particularly want to hear
from anyone who heard any gunshots who may be able to assist
police with the exact time the incident occurred.
further details about the man who died will be released
until next of kin have been
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