Thursday, 9 June 2022 - 7:05pm |

UPDATE: Police shooting in Newlands

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Police can now release the name of the man shot by Police in Newlands on Tuesday 7 June.

He was Samuel Fakalago, aged 30, from Auckland.

"This is an understandably difficult time for Mr Fakalago's whānau, who are grieving the loss of their loved one, and we want them to know they have our deepest sympathies," says Acting Wellington District Commander Inspector Tracey Thompson  

The scene examination is ongoing and the cordons have been reduced on Kingsbridge Place.

A post mortem has taken place today and the formal identification process has been completed.

"I also want to acknowledge this incident has been incredibly traumatic for the Police officers involved," says Inspector Thompson.

"A fatal shooting is an outcome nobody wants and will have significant long-lasting impacts on both the officers involved and their families."

Those staff who attended are being supported by Police welfare services and their colleagues.


Issued by the Police Media Centre