A man has died after being shot when he approached a police car with a large knife following a domestic dispute.
At approximately 11.00pm on Saturday, 25 February 2016, Police were called to a domestic incident in Waikanae.
Before staff arrived, the man has left the address in a vehicle. Police began searching for the man before his vehicle was sighted around the Mana Esplanade area.
At around 12.30am, the man has approached a police car with the large knife and threatened a police officer before being shot.
Immediate first aid was given to the man before ambulance staff arrived. The man has since died as a result.
Police staff have cordoned off the immediate area around the scene and will be conducting a full scene examination when it becomes light.
Police are also speaking with the man’s family and are providing support.
Media Note: this is all the information we have available at this time. More information will be available later on Sunday morning, including details of any media conference. The Police Media Centre will be available as normal from 6am however further detail may not necessarily be available at this time.