Waikato police are distancing their hunt for a Te Aroha man from a fatal shooting near Tokoroa.
Police are looking for 34-year-old Cameron Ashby, who they say has a disturbingly violent history.
Police say their hunt for him is not related to the homicide enquiry in the Kinleith Forest.
They say Cameron Ashby was sentenced to 10-years-imprisonment in 2005 and was released on parole but has since breached his parole conditions.
Ashby is described as a male Maori, of medium build and is about 180 centimetres tall.
He has known connections in the Hamilton, Waihi, Paeroa and Karangahake Gorge areas.
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