The teenager accused of shooting and killing his friend with
an airgun during a drinking session can be named for the
Zhivargo Williams, 18, made a brief appearance at the Manukau
District Court today.
Judge Jonathon Moses granted the man bail to an address in
He also imposed conditions, including an overnight curfew.
Williams is not allowed to use a firearm, drink alcohol or do
Judge Moses also forbade the man travelling to Auckland
without the permission of the police.
The teenager is charged with the manslaughter of his friend
Shaun Townsley who was shot dead on January 12 while he and
friends were drinking in the backyard of a Manurewa home and
shooting targets off a fence.
Police were called by the ambulance service, which rushed Mr
Townsley to Middlemore Hospital, but he died soon after
At the time, Detective Inspector Dave Lynch said the death
served as a "painful reminder" airguns were not toys and
needed to be used "in a controlled environment by responsible
people with appropriate target awareness and knowledge of