Police shoot Man dead following firearms incident at Hillcrest address in Hamilton, Waikato

Police shoot Man dead following firearms incident at Hillcrest address in Hamilton, Waikato

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Police and emergency services were in attendance at a Hillcrest address in Hamilton, Wednesday evening.

It follows a firearms incident where Police staff were seeking a person in relation to an incident involving firearms matters.

Staff confronted an armed man, and shortly after, many shots were fired in a heated exchange between each other.

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The man was wounded by a gunshot and died not long after sustaining the injuries.

Waikato District Commander, Superintendent Bruce Bird says no officers were injured and a scene guard was put in place.

“A scene guard will be in place overnight and members of the public are asked to avoid the area,” he said.

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“Enquiries into the circumstances of the incident are ongoing and an update is not expected until tomorrow morning.”

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