Police shoot fleeing man after Waikanae domestic row
A man has died after being shot when he approached a police car with a large knife following a domestic dispute in Waikanae on the Kapiti Coast.
About 11.00pm last night, (25 February) Police were called to a domestic incident in Waikanae.
But before they arrived, the man has left the address in a vehicle.
Police began searching for the man before his vehicle was sighted around the Mana Esplanade area.
At around 12.30am, the man approached a police car with the large knife and threatened a police officer before being shot.
Immediate first aid was given to the man before ambulance staff arrived.
But the man has since died as a result.
Police staff cordoned off the immediate area around the scene and will be conducting a full scene examination this morning.
Police are also speaking with the man’s family and are providing support.