Arrest after Bay gang shooting

Posted at 1:07pm Thursday 31 Aug, 2017

AOS squad members making an arrest after shots were fired during a gang funeral procession in Whakatane on January 17.

Police have arrested a man in relation to a gun being fired during a gang funeral procession in Whakatane on January 17.

The 28-year-old man is facing multiple firearms related charges, as well as charges of participating in an organised criminal gang and rioting.

He is set to appear in Whakatane District Court on September 6.

The current arrest is the latest in a number of people who have been arrested following the altercation earlier this year.

“We would like to thank members of the Whakatane community who have come forward with information and helped us to locate this man, who has been actively avoiding Police since January,” says Detective Sergeant Darren Thomas.

“We are still investigating the events of that day and are keen to hear from anyone who may have information.

“Please don't hesitate to contact us, even if you consider your information to be small or unimportant, it may be crucial to our investigation.”

People can contact Whakatane Police on 07 308 5255.

Alternatively, if people wish to remain anonymous they can contact Crime Stoppers on 0800 555 111.

As the matter is now before the courts, police cannot comment further.

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Posted on 31-08-2017 13:31 | By overit

..2 in one day. Great work NZ police.

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