A man found dead in a suspected shooting in Bay of Plenty
early this morning has been identified.
Isaac Dale Bushell, 46, was discovered in a park on Beach Rd,
Maketu, shortly before 2am.
His injuries were indicative of gunshot wounds, and he was
found after two people overheard an incident in the park,
A 19-year-old Maketu man has been charged with murder and
will appear in court tomorrow.
It is understood the teen and Mr Bushell were known to each
other, and had attended the same social gathering at a local
property earlier in the evening, police said.
"Scene examinations and enquiries are ongoing and police are
still keen to hear from anyone with information about this
"They particularly want to hear from anyone who heard any
gunshots who may be able to assist police with the exact time
the incident occurred," police said.
A post-mortem examination is due to be carried out tomorrow.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Tauranga Police
on 07 577 4300 or anonymously call Crimestoppers on 0800
- By Teuila Fuatai of APNZ