Police seeking to arrest man in relation to a shooting

Duane Edward Huaki

A warrant to arrest has been issued for Duane Edward Huaki.

The warrant is in relation to the shooting of a 36-year-old man at a George Street address in Stokes Valley on 26 June 2018.

Huaki is 39-years-old, and approximately 174cm in height and of medium build.

Huaki may be unpredictable so please approach him with caution.

Yesterday two people were arrested and jointly charged for unlawful possession of a firearm and unlawful possession of ammunition.

The two charged are a 36-year-old man and a 30-year-old woman, who live locally and they appeared today before the Lower Hutt District Court.

“This incident demonstrates the significant increase of incidents involving firearms in recent times and this concerns police. We’d like to reassure the community we are doing what we can to apprehend Mr Huaki.

We acknowledge the public’s concerns regarding this incident and continue to follow positive lines of inquiry. Everyone in the community deserves to be safe and feel safe.”

Anyone with any information on Huaki’s whereabouts should contact Police on 111 or through Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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Issued by Police Media Centre

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