Friday, 23 February 2024 - 5:53pm |

Name release: Operation Castlebridge, fatal Police shooting

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Police can now name the man fatally shot by Police in Waikato last week as 31-year-old Christopher Taukiri, of Paeroa.

Christopher was shot by Police on Thursday 15 February following a lengthy vehicle pursuit from Hamilton to the Matamata area.

A Critical Incident Investigation into what happened remains ongoing.

Police are still seeking any footage or images from the public of the vehicles involved in the pursuit, which include a silver Mazda MPV, and a black BMW 120i, which crashed on McLaren Road.

People can submit videos or photos here:

Information can also be provided to the Operation Castlebridge Investigation Team by phoning 105, or by making a report online at using Update Reporter, referencing file number 240215/2359.


Issued by the Police Media Centre