Operation Castlebridge, Fatal Police Shooting

Police can now name the man fatally shot by Police in Waikato last week as 31-year-old Christopher Taukiri, of Paeroa.

Christopher was shot by Police on Thursday 15 February following a lengthy vehicle pursuit from Hamilton to the Matamata area.

A Critical Incident Investigation into what happened remains ongoing.

Police are still seeking any footage or images from the public of the vehicles involved in the pursuit, which include a silver Mazda MPV, and a black BMW 120i, which crashed on McLaren Road.

People can submit videos or photos here: https://castlebridge.nc3.govt.nz/

Information can also be provided to the Operation Castlebridge Investigation Team by phoning 105, or by making a report online at https://www.police.govt.nz/use-105 using Update Reporter, referencing file number 240215/2359.

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