Assessment for man shot by police

Last updated 13:21 24/05/2013

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A man shot by police after allegedly attacking two sisters with a hammer and a knife is to have a psychiatric report prepared for his next court appearance.

Name suppression for the man has been continued.

He is charged with abusing a person while a protection order was in force against him, threatening to kill a woman, injuring with intent to injure and wounding with intent to causing grievous bodily harm.

A new charge of threatening to kill was in Porirua District Court today. 

The 47-year-old man is alleged to have attacked his partner's sister, a 49-year-old woman, with a hammer - breaking her arm and injuring her shoulder and elbow - before taking a knife to the throat of his 39-year-old partner, who was five months pregnant at the time.

Two officers tasered and shot the man on May 2 after being called to the incident in Penguin Gr, Waitangirua.

They had found one of the women outside the house with cuts to her arms. 

Inside the house they allegedly found the man on top of his partner. 

Judge Jan Kelly remanded him in custody until next month.

The man denied he wanted name suppression or that he did not want cameras in court.

He said he wanted to tell his side of the story, however the judge said those things could be considered at his next appearance.

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- The Dominion Post

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