Murder charge after injured man dies in Auckland’s Ōtara

Mate ha tangata ‘i Otara, ‘Aokalani pea kuo puke ai ‘e he kau polisi ha tangata ‘e taha. Ko e me’a ‘eni ne hoko he he hala Zelda Ave ‘i Otara.

A man has been arrested and charged following a homicide investigation into the death of a male in Otara last night

A 35-year-old man, who is believed to be known to the victim, has now been
charged with murder.

He is due to appear in the Manukau District Court tomorrow.

At about 10pm on Tuesday 13 November Counties Manukau Police attended a report of a firearm being discharged in the residential area of Zelda Ave, Otara.

An injured male was located on the footpath, medical attention was provided by members of the public and Police, unfortunately the male died at the scene.

The deceased male is yet to be identified.

A number of witnesses are assisting Police with the investigation.

Police have cordoned off the area of Zelda Ave between Maytime Street and the walkway onto Othello Drive  This area is closed to all through traffic and is restricted to residents only, Police ask to avoid the area if possible.

Police are appealing for people who know the deceased or have information about what happened to contact the Manukau Police Station on 0508 422 443, or if they wish to remain anonymous to contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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