Case 2: Featured Case - Chephar Hollis-Brown Homicide, Gisborne

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Case 2: Featured Case - Chephar Hollis-Brown Homicide, Gisborne

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  • Case 2: Featured Case - Chephar Hollis-Brown Homicide, Gisborne
  • Case 2: Featured Case - Chephar Hollis-Brown Homicide, Gisborne
  • Case 2: Featured Case - Chephar Hollis-Brown Homicide, Gisborne
  • Case 2: Featured Case - Chephar Hollis-Brown Homicide, Gisborne

Ten 7 Aotearoa, Episode

26
3rd November 2022

In the early hours of July 3rd a 25 year old mother was shot and killed while visiting an address on Centennial Crescent in Gisborne.

The householder answered a knock at the door and Chephar Hollis-Brown joined them. A man was at the door and after a brief conversation and slight argument the man ran back to a black sedan parked in the middle of the road. Two shots were fired from a .17 calibre rifle.

She didn’t realise immediately, but Chephar was hit by one of the shots and collapsed when she got back in the house. Ambulance and Police were called and the occupants tried to offer medical assistance, but Chephar died inside that house.

Her five year old child, whānau and community are grieving her loss. Police need you to park any allegiances and help stop gun violence by coming forward with any information you may have about the man, the vehicle or the weapon.

The man from the altercation is described as:

  • Male
  • Māori
  • Bit of a pot belly
  • Thick dark curly hair
  • Thin moustache
  • Green long sleeved top with white stripes on the arm

The vehicle is a dark coloured sedan.

The weapon is an uncommon rifle that can fire a .17 magnum cartridge

This isn’t the first firearms incident in Gisborne this year. Recent indiscriminate shootings have seen women and children shot in these drive-by serious incidents. Gisborne Police and the wider community have had enough of gun violence in their neighbourhood need your help to put a stop to it.

There is no doubt that someone in the community knows who was involved. We need you to have the courage to come forward and tell us what you know.

If you know anything please call 0800 10 7 INFO or speak with a case officer here.