22 people shot by police on record

Last updated 13:26 23/10/2008

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A woman armed with a gun today became the first female shot and killed by New Zealand police, and the 22nd person to die that way since 1941.

* October 23, 2008. A woman armed with a gun entered the First Mobile Vodafone Shop in Reyburn St, Whangarei, shortly after 9am. About an hour later she opened the shop door and was shot by a member of the police armed offenders squad, crouched behind a car across the road;

* September 26, 2007. Stephen Bellingham, 37, shot dead by a policeman in Christchurch about 8.30pm after smashing cars/car windows with a claw hammer. Said to have been on a party-pill binge. Advanced on the police officer with the hammer. Warned but kept advancing. Hit in chest (fatally) and one leg. Policeman said to have fired four shots;

* August 14, 2004. Haidar Ebbadi Mahdi 37, died from a bullet to the head as he stabbed his wife being held in a headlock in a South Auckland house on Saturday afternoon;

* April 30, 2000. Steven Wallace, 23, of Waitara, shot after a window smashing spree in the town;

* July 1, 1999. Edwin Leo, 31, shot near Helensville, Northland, following a car chase;

* September 21, 1996. James Raharuhi killed by a single police bullet at a service station in Greenlane, Auckland;

* June 24, 1996. Terence Thompson shot in a Havelock North orchard. Thompson was the prime suspect in the slaying of Constable Glenn McKibbin;

* November 20, 1995. Barry Radcliffe shot after taking a rifle from a sporting goods store in Whangarei;

* September 28, 1995. Eric Gellatly shot in Invercargill, after he took over a sports shop in the central city and began firing indiscriminately;

* July 29, 1993. Larry Hammond died after being shot three times in the Morrinsville police station;

* November 14, 1990. Members of the anti-terrorist squad shot David Malcolm Gray after he killed 13 people at Aramoana, Otago;

* October 27, 1990. Paul Melvin Stowers died after being shot in the forehead by a detective whom he threatened with a shotgun in Newmarket, Auckland;

* March 14, 1986. Benjamin Wharerau shot as he took a hostage in a robbery of a Dargaville bank;

* June 6, 1985. Kevin David Fox was shot after he killed his wife in a car in Gore;

* April 18, 1983. Paul Chase shot by the armed offenders squad in a raid on a Petone, Wellington, flat;

* December 24, 1982. John Edward Morgan shot near Wainuiomata, Wellington, after throwing an axe at police;

* May 20, 1979. Nicholas Panayi shot by the armed offenders squad outside his Henderson, Auckland, home after a domestic dispute;

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* October 4, 1976. The armed offenders squad shot Daniel Houpapa after he fires at an officer in Taumarunui;

* 1975. Edward Ross shot by the armed offenders squad as he stabbed his daughter after escaping from a Christchurch psychiatric hospital;

* April 16, 1970. Bruce John Glensor, holding two hostages in a Wellington house shot by the armed offenders squad when he threatened to shoot an officer;

* December 14, 1949. Waata Haremia Momo shot in Weedon, Canterbury, after exchanging shots with police.

* October 20, 1941. West Coast farmer Eric Stanley Graham killed after shooting three policemen and three civilians;

- NZPA

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