A 16-year-old Hamilton boy was arrested this morning after
walking down the middle of the road shooting at passing cars
and smashing windows.
Police were called to Whatawhata Road in Dinsdale about 8am
after receiving reports of a man shooting at a passing car
with a gun and smashing parked car's windows.
"Additional information came to hand that a male offender was
armed with a softball bat or a golf club and that a man was
lying on the ground in a nearby park,'' Senior Sergeant
Andrew O'Reilly said.
Police arrived at the scene and saw the 16-year-old, armed
with a variety of weapons, walking towards them.
"Armed police confronted the offender and using voice appeals
negotiated his surrender without incident. Recovered at the
scene was a softball bat, a knife and a slug pistol.''
The teenager was being interviewed this morning, Mr O'Reilly
said, but it appeared alcohol and a domestic dispute with his
family played a major role in the incident.
He was likely to appear in Hamilton District Court tomorrow
facing a variety of charges.