Patrick Dixon arrested following manhunt after police shot at in Auckland
Police have arrested a 30-year-old man after a manhunt that spanned from South Auckland to the Coromandel.
Patrick Dixon was sought after a shooting incident in Manurewa on Wednesday.
He was arrested about 9.30pm on Friday night after police and the Armed Offenders Squad searched in the Cambridge area.
"He was found at a Leamington address and gave himself up without incident," a post on the Cambridge Police page said.
The 30-year-old has been charged with two counts of using a firearm against a police officer and will appear in the Manukau District Court on Saturday.
He will also appear in court on a number of unrelated charges.
Waikato police executed two search warrants in the Waihi and Whangamata areas on Thursday morning looking for Dixon, a Rebel Motorcycle Gang member.
The incident began on Wednesday when a patrol car signalled a white Nissan Sunny car to stop after it was seen acting in a "suspicious manner" about 3.50am, police said.
The officer continued to follow the Nissan before abandoning the pursuit when two more shots hit his car.
Police would not say whether Dixon was the shooter or the driver of the vehicle, only that he was believed to have been an occupant in the car.
Four shots in total were fired at police from what was believed to be a sawn-off shotgun.