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UPDATE: Police shooting in Newlands, shot man formally named

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Police have now formally released the name of the man shot by Police in Newlands on Tuesday 7 June, named by DTNZ and other media yesterday.

He was Samuel Fakalago, aged 30, from Auckland.

“This is an understandably difficult time for Mr Fakalago’s whānau, who are grieving the loss of their loved one, and we want them to know they have our deepest sympathies,” says Acting Wellington District Commander Inspector Tracey Thompson

The scene examination is ongoing and the cordons have been reduced on Kingsbridge Place.

A post mortem has taken place today and the formal identification process has been completed.

“I also want to acknowledge this incident has been incredibly traumatic for the Police officers involved,” says Inspector Thompson.

“A fatal shooting is an outcome nobody wants and will have significant long-lasting impacts on both the officers involved and their families.”

Those staff who attended are being supported by Police welfare services and their colleagues.

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Source:NZ Police

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  1. Ok, so he held a knife to a women’s throat but didn’t harm her, so, shoot to kill or call the hostage negotiating team? I have to ask,,,, have to police dissolved all hostage negotiating team and will they just shoot to kill at the soonest opportunity or if they don’t have a kill window will they send in a negotiation team to talk shit until they get a kill window?
    This is important moving forward because it will determine the actions of all hostage takers, this is a problem because it sets a president that the police will shoot to kill at the soonest opportunity, was it a female cop that toke the shot?


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