Sunday, December 10, 2023

Pakuranga Homicide: Police launch manhunt

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Police are hunting Turiarangi Tai as they continue to investigate the death of a 22-year-old Chozyn Koroheke. Photo supplied

Police are searching for a 22-year-old man in relation to the death of 22-year-old Chozyn Koroheke on Tuesday evening.

Turiarangi Tai has nine unrelated warrants for his arrest including unlawfully taking a motor vehicle, dangerous driving, wilful damage and failing to stop for police.

Ms Koroheke died after being shot at close range in what police believe was a domestic incident.

Police are urging Tai to turn himself in.

“Anyone who may be assisting him to evade arrest can also face prosecution and we will be taking this type of behaviour very seriously,” said Detective Senior Sergeant Kevin Tiernan.

Chozyn Koroheke was shot at close range. Photo supplied

Police say Tai has links across Auckland, Waikato and Bay of Plenty and could be in possession of a firearm so should not be approached.

Anyone who sees Tai should call 111 immediately.

Anyone with information that can assist the investigation team is asked to contact Detective Senior Sergeant Brett Shields on (09) 261 1200. Alternatively, people can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.


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