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Gunman hands himself in at Tauranga

Posted at 11:45am Monday 16 Apr, 2018


The Armed Offenders Squad were called to Kaihere after a man fired shots at a neighbour's house (file photo).JOSEPH JOHNSON/STUFF

A man who fled armed police after firing a gun at a neighbour in the Hauraki Plains has handed himself in. 

The 38-year-old Waikato man handed himself in at the Tauranga Police Station in the weekend, says Waikato Police Senior Sergeant Phil Ruddell. 

He was taken into custody and transported back to Hamilton where he was being interviewed by detectives, he says. 

Armed Offenders Squad members were called to the property in the town of Kaihere around 6.15pm on Thursday after the man allegedly fired shots at a neighbour. 

Nobody was injured in the argument, a police spokeswoman said earlier. 

The man then fled the property, sparking a search overnight, and drove to Tauranga. 

At this stage police were still ascertaining what charges the man would face and when he would appear in court, says Ruddell.

 - Stuff/Phillipa Yalden

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