16-year-old charged with murder after fatal Christchurch assault

Police at the Countdown car park on Moorhouse Ave. Photo: George Heard
Police at the Countdown car park on Moorhouse Ave. Photo: George Heard
Police have made an arrest today in relation to the alleged murder of an 18-year-old in Christchurch at the weekend.

Levi Haami, 18, was allegedly assaulted in the early hours of Saturday morning at the Countdown car park on Moorhouse Ave and died in Christchurch Hospital on Sunday.

On Monday morning, Detective Inspector Joel Syme said a 16-year-old has now been charged with murder.

The youth was due to appear in the Christchurch District Court today.

"Police are not looking for anyone else in connection to this incident," Syme said.

"As the matter is due before the courts, police are not in a position to comment further at this time."

Police launched a homicide investigation last night following the teenager's death in Christchurch Hospital on Sunday.

"This is a tragic outcome and once again this year we're investigating the murder of a young person in our community," Detective Inspector Joel Syme said yesterday.

"The victim's family are ... coming to terms with their loss and are understandably distraught.

"We are helping them through this challenging time."

 

 

 

 

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