Man fatally shot by police named

The fatal shooting happened on Thursday, February 15.

Police can now name the man fatally shot by officers in Waikato last week.

He was 31-year-old Christopher Taukiri, of Paeroa, says a police statement released today.

Christopher was shot by police on Thursday, February 15, following a lengthy vehicle pursuit from Hamilton to the Matamata area.

"A Critical Incident Investigation into what happened remains ongoing," says a police spokesperson.

"Police are still seeking any footage or images from the public of the vehicles involved in the pursuit, which include a silver Mazda MPV, and a black BMW 120i, which crashed on McLaren Road."

People can submit videos or photos here: https://castlebridge.nc3.govt.nz/

Information can also be provided to the Operation Castlebridge Investigation Team by phoning 105, or by making a report online at https://www.police.govt.nz/use-105 using Update Reporter, referencing file number 240215/2359.

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