Another one bites the dust. ¬†Saves the Tax Payer lots of money in court costs and giving the bastard 3 squares a day.
A man is dead after being shot by police in New Plymouth early this morning.
Police said three separate investigations had been launched after an incident at New Plymouth Golf Club, in the suburb of Fitzroy.
Multiple security alarms went off at the premises about 4am and police responded.
Officers saw that windows had been smashed and set up a cordon around the area.
One of the officers found two offenders on a motorbike leaving the scene.
Acting District Commander Inspector Mark Harrison said: “While I am not prepared to go into any further detail at this stage I can confirm that that the offenders have crashed their bike on the golf course as they tried to leave and a police dog has been deployed and detained one of the offenders.
“An officer went to assist the dog with the first offender and during this time the second offender yelled threats and shot at the officers which led to police discharging a firearm.”
Police had launched three separate investigations into the incident.
One would focus on the incident and the actions of the deceased; a second would independently look at the actions of police; a third investigation would focus on general police policies and procedures.
It was a matter of course for police actions to be investigated when a firearm was discharged, Mr Harrison said.
The scene had been cordoned off and was likely to remain so for a day or two so a full scene examination could be completed.
“a matter of course”… snigger