LISTEN LIVE TO NEWSTALK ZB

Newstalk ZB

ON AIR NOW

Keep up with
Newstalk ZB

Follow Us

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • YouTube

Select region

Site Search

Search Search

Arrest following shooting

Share |

Latest Crime News | Sunday April 15 2012 22:24

Related

Police have arrested a 13 year-old boy over the fatal shooting of a 50 year-old woman this afternoon near rural Okoki in Northern Taranaki.

Detective Senior Sergeant Grant Coward of the New Plymouth CIB says the boy is not related to the woman but is known to her.

He will appear in the New Plymouth District Court tomorrow.

The woman is understood to be the boy's caregiver.

Police were advised of the fatal shooting shortly after 3.30 this afternoon.

The house where the tragedy happened remains under guard tonight, and there will be further forensic examinations there and also of a car impounded in Waitara over the next few days.

The woman's body will be recovered from the scene tomorrow for a post mortem examination.

Police are keen to hear from anyone who saw a white 1993 Ford Telstar car driven from the victim's home to Waitara between 3.30 and 5.30 this afternoon.

Advertisement
Shows & Personalities
Advertisement
  • 16yo driver killed in crash named

  • Arrests over spate of central North Island burglar ...

  • Super Rugby: White questions Crusaders' right to h ...

  • Speculation harbour crossing could be election swe ...

  • Glasgow 2014: Sissons realistic about chances

  • Glasgow 2014: Test of stamina for Snyders

  • Auckland Weather

    10°
    Today
    HAIL
    H:15° L:
    Click for More Weather
    More Weather

    Labour's education policy

    Which is more important to you?

    Vote Now

    View Results