Emergency services at scene of deadly Auckland assault
Inspector Peter Raynes said police responded to reports of a woman being assaulted on Cockburn St at 8.25am.
“On arrival, the woman was found to be critically injured and has subsequently died,” he said.
Raynes said a person at the address has been taken into custody.
Local residents, who wish to remain anonymous, told 1News they saw a woman woman lying injured on a driveway and came to her aid. They say she had “serious head injuries”.
They tried to protect her from an alleged offender and put her in the recovery position.
A “younger man” was then seen being arrested by police, he had cut marks on his feet.
An eye witness says the man was Tasered and appeared to be in “some distress”.
The road is currently cordoned off.