Friday, 3 May 2013 - 2:30pm |

Kapiti-Mana Police charge man involved in Waitangirua incident yesterday

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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".