Alleged shooter: no plea yet

An Invercargill man who allegedly shot another man has been remanded in custody without plea.

Joel Maikara Amohanga (29) briefly appeared in the High Court at Invercargill yesterday charged with attempted murder.

It is alleged he shot at Kane Harris Joseph Johnston-Walters last month, who was taken to the hospital in a serious condition at the time.

Defence lawyer Bill Dawkins said no application for bail or name suppression had been filed.

Justice Nation remanded Amohanga until February 25, when a plea was expected.

The appearance followed an incident last month in which police and the armed offenders squad were called to an address in Brown St, Strathern.

There, they found a man with an apparent gunshot wound.

Amohanga was arrested a few days later after a short car chase.

Acting area commander Southland Inspector Jon Bisset said a police officer who was knocked down by a fleeing vehicle during the pursuit was taken to hospital.

 

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