A 37-year-old man has appeared in court, charged with the murder of a man and causing grievous bodily harm to another person, after an incident on Auckland's North Shore on Thursday.
The man appeared in the North Shore District Court on Saturday morning, but his name, occupation and address have been suppressed. He is to appear again later this month.
Court documents show he has been charged with the murder of one man and causing grievous bodily harm to another person. They cannot be named.
Earlier, Waitematā CIB Detective Inspector Aaron Proctor said the 37-year-old man had been charged with murder after a man died at an Akoranga Drive address on Thursday night.
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"We hope this arrest will provide some reassurance to the community.
"As this matter is now before the Court, Police are unable to comment further," says Proctor.
Police were Akoranga Dr about 5.30pm on Thursday and found one person injured and one dead. A third person was taken into custody.
A witness told the Herald a man was heard screaming 'help, help, help me' before police arrived at the house.
It is understood the victims were not known to police.
The dead man's family are overseas and police are notifying them.
Officers were still speaking to the other man in hospital yesterday.
They will also take statements from other residents and neighbours in the area.
An altercation occurred but it is not known exactly what started it or why it escalated.
Te Aroha Devon was walking on Akoranga Drive when she heard someone screaming from a house.
"There was a gentleman across the road in the house, on the second floor who was yelling for help," said Devon, who was walking home from the nearby Auckland University of Technology campus.
"He was yelling 'Help, help, help me'. He would not say what was wrong," she said.
Police said they were unable to comment about the man's identity until next of kin have been notified.