Charges laid over shooting

Last updated 16:08 27/08/2014

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A man has been charged after a Waikato police officer was shot in the foot. 

A 35-year-old man was released from hospital today and appeared in the Hamilton District Court on a variety of charges, police area investigations manager Detective Senior Sergeant Mike Whitehead said.

"Those charges include using a firearm against a law enforcement officer and aggravated robbery in relation to events in Kihikihi on Sunday, and unlawfully taking a motor vehicle, reckless driving, using a firearm against a law enforcement officer and assault with intent to rob charges in relation to events in Hamilton on Monday," he said.

"In addition, the man also appeared in relation to warrants issued for his arrest for offending in May and June, which included aggravated robbery, burglary, unlawful taking of motor vehicles and possession of equipment for the manufacture of methamphetamine charges."

Whitehead said the officer injured in the arrest of the alleged offender was released from hospital on Monday, and police were looking at the most appropriate form of recognition for him and his two colleagues involved in Monday's incident. 

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- Waikato Times

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