Suppression order covers Christchurch police shooting

Suppression covers Christchurch police shooting on Saturday night.
Suppression covers Christchurch police shooting on Saturday night.

Details of a police shooting in Christchurch on Saturday night will be kept hidden for at least a week after a court imposed a blanket suppression order today.

A man who was allegedly shot in the incident appeared from custody at Christchurch District Court today.

The police today asked for suppression orders to cover the man's name and all facts of the case.

The man, charged with unlawful possession of a pistol and of using it against a police officer in the course of his duty, was remanded in custody until February 13.

Several investigations into the incident are ongoing.

- NZ Herald

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