Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search


Police lay charges in Sandringham homicide investigation

Attribute to Detective Inspector Aaron Pascoe, Auckland City Police:

Police investigating the death of Sandringham resident Shannon Shelby Baker have arrested and charged two men with his murder.

Police launched a homicide investigation after the 55-year-old was found dead inside his home on Calgary St on Tuesday 11 December, 2018.

Following a Police search at two properties this morning, Police have arrested two men, aged 28 and 34.

They are charged with murder, aggravated robbery and aggravated burglary and will appear in the Auckland District Court tomorrow.

Detective Inspector Aaron Pascoe says a large group of detectives have been working tirelessly on Operation Epopeus for two months in an effort to find those responsible for Mr Baker’s death, and to bring closure to Mr Baker’s family.

A family spokesperson said “ the news that people have been charged has been the best news we could wish for and while the whole family is still angry that this happened we feel very relieved there has been a result.”

Detective Inspector Aaron Pascoe says "the investigation was a complex one, and we want to thank people who have contacted us after our many appeals for information."

As the matter is before the courts, Police are unable to comment further.


© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell: On The Hong Kong Protest Movement

Nearly ten weeks after the huge Hong Kong protests began, managing to still get 1.7 million people onto the streets in the rain is a testament to how strong the pro-democracy movement has become...

The pro-democracy protests enjoy huge support among Hong Kong’s youth, partly because the democratic systems currently at risk have only a limited time span. More>>



Welfare: More Measures To Help Those Facing Homelessness

Ministers have announced $54 million in Government funding for initiatives which will support at-risk individuals and whānau to stay in their existing tenancies. The funding will also provide additional wrap around services. More>>


Corrections: New Strategy On Māori Reoffending And imprisonment

Authentic co-design with Māori, incorporating a Te Ao Māori worldview, and greater connectedness with whānau are key elements of Hōkai Rangi, Corrections’ new departmental strategy designed to address the long-term challenge of Māori reoffending and imprisonment. More>>


Pacific Island Forum: Australia v Everyone Else On Climate Action

Traditionally, communiques capture the consensus reached at the meeting. In this case, the division on display between Australia and the Pacific meant the only commitment is to commission yet another report into what action needs to be taken. More>>


Unscoped Or Missed Damage: Resolution For Canterbury Owners Of On-Sold Homes

People with over-cap on-sold* properties in Canterbury can now apply for a Government payment so they can get on and repair their homes. More>>


Hamilton-Auckland: First Urban Growth Partnership Signed

New Zealand’s first urban growth partnership between the Government, local councils and mana whenua was signed at a meeting of mayors, chairs and ministers in Hampton Downs today. More>>


Vote On Action Next Week: Secondary Principals Walk From Negotiations

“Unfortunately we consider there is no further value in continuing negotiations at this point. The government has not been able to table an offer that will be acceptable to our members.” More>>

Patrol Car Stolen, Glocks Taken: Manhunt In Gore

The driver rammed the patrol car before fleeing on foot with Police chasing, also on foot. The man has then circled back around, stolen the patrol vehicle, which had the keys left in it, and rammed another Police car... Two Police-issued Glock pistols were stolen. More>>





InfoPages News Channels