Fourth Person Charged For Murder Of Damon O’Rourke

As put by Detective Inspector Craig Sheridan:

A fourth man has been charged with murder in relation to the death of Palmerston North man Damon O’Rourke earlier this year.

Emergency services were called to a Coromandel Court address shortly before 7.30pm on Saturday 20 January, following reports of a man having been shot.

Damon, 35, was taken to hospital, where he died a short time later from his injuries.

Today Police arrested a 25-year-old man in Palmerston North. He is due to appear before the Palmerston North District Court today facing a charge of murder.

Police maintained contact with the family of Damon O’Rourke throughout the inquiry, who welcomed news of the further arrest.

A team of investigators have worked hard since January to identify and locate those involved in the murder of Damon O’Rourke and bring them before the court.

/NZ Police Public Release. View in full here.