Man charged following Flat Bush homicide

There continues to be a police presence in Bezar Place as the investigation continues, including a scene examination at the house. Times photo Wayne Martin

A man has been charged following a man’s death in Flat Bush.

He was to appear in the Manukau District Court today. Further charges are also being considered.

At this stage police can confirm that a 38-year-old man has been charged with unlawful possession of a firearm.

Detective Inspector Tofilau Fa’amanuia Va’aelua, Counties Manukau Police said police are continuing a homicide investigation into the death of a man at a Flat Bush address in the early hours of Boxing Day.

There continues to be a police presence in Bezar Place as the investigation continues, including a scene examination at the house.

“A post mortem is expected to be carried out tomorrow on the victim who was located inside the property,” Va’aelua said.

Police are unable to release the name of the victim at this stage until all procedures around formal identification and next of kin notification are complete.

“Police would like to thank residents for their patience and understanding at this time while Police continue to carry out our work,” said Va’aelua.

“We would like to reassure the community that we are not seeking anybody else in relation to this incident.”