Gunman admits shooting at police officer
A man who shot at a police officer leaving him with bullet grazes has pleaded guilty this morning.
Murray Toleafoa admitted charges of using a firearm against a police constable at the High Court in Auckland.
A charge of attempted murder will be dropped, the court heard.
Justice Mark Woolford issued Toleafoa with a first strike warning and remanded him in custody until sentencing on November 16.
Toleafoa shot at the policeman after the car he was a passenger in was pulled over on Mayoral Dr on June 1.
He fired the pistol, similar to a police Glock, which narrowly missed the officer before hitting a concrete wall across the road.
The officer sustained a gunshot burn to his forearm.
Toleafoa was arrested more than a week later at a central city supermarket along with two associates.
The 20-year-old woman allegedly driving the car when the shooting occurred, Nadia Bell, is facing a charge of being party to unlawful possession of a pistol.
- © Fairfax NZ News
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