Man shot by police in court from hospital

A man shot dead by police in a confrontation near Invercargill over the weekend appeared in court from hospital.

The 45-year-old faces multiple charges in relation to the incident, which happened near Dacre, 24km northeast of Invercargill, on Saturday morning.

Following an alleged domestic harm incident, the man fled police, allegedly rammed a police vehicle and later ‘presented a knife’ to officers, at which point he was shot, the district superintendent said south, Paul Basham.

Officers provided medical treatment and the man was taken to Southland Hospital, where he underwent surgery.

In a statement this afternoon, police said the man, who remains in hospital in a stable condition, appeared in Invercargill District Court yesterday via audio visual link.

He is charged with assault with intent to steal, willful damage, possession of an offensive weapon, reckless driving and driving while disqualified, Superintendent Basham said.

He was taken into custody and is due to appear on March 28.

Superintendent Basham said police are continuing to investigate.

“As part of our investigations, we yesterday appealed to the occupants of two vehicles to contact us.

“We have now identified the driver of the utility, but we would still like to identify the occupants of a black mover, who was traveling south towards Invercargill and was stopped near the incident as he pulled away. is produced.”

He asked anyone who was in that vehicle or who witnessed the incident to contact the police.

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