Gunman killed after he ran over a cop

Credit: George Heard/Stuff

A gunman is dead after an incident near Darfield on Sunday evening. Stuff reports Quote.

A man has died after he ran over a police officer and was then shot at by police.

Armed police rushed to a home in Bangor Rd, Darfield, shortly after 4pm, Sunday, after reports a man had threatened a family member with a gun.

Canterbury district commander Superintendent John Price said the man left the house and then reportedly fired the gun a “number of times” and attempted to gain entry again by shooting at the door. The relative remained inside.

When police arrived they saw a man getting into a vehicle and leaving the property.

Two police officers tried to stop the vehicle by laying road spikes. As they were doing so, the man drove the vehicle toward one of the officers, hitting him and causing a serious leg injury.

“At this point, the driver of the vehicle was shot at by police,” Price said.

“The man was located deceased in his car on Bangor Rd a short time later.  End of quote.

It’s good that our police can shoot straight, and at a moving vehicle too.

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