Shots fired as police chase alleged car thief
Police have arrested one person following an incident in Rotorua on Sunday.
"The person was arrested on Te Ngae Road, Owhata, where Police were following a suspected stolen vehicle about 5.35pm," says Acting Rotorua Area Commander Inspector Brendon Keenan.
An occupant exited the vehicle and fired at Police, hitting the patrol car.
During the incident, a bystander received moderate injuries. The alleged offender then threatened a person and took their vehicle.
Further down Te Ngae Road, he then stopped at an address, where he took a second vehicle.
That vehicle was followed by Police and was spiked, coming to a stop on State Highway 30 near Okatina Road.
"The alleged offender has been taken into custody and a firearm recovered," says Inspector Brendon Keenan.
Police are continuing to make enquiries into the circumstances of the incident.