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Whanganui man shot by police named

NZ Newswire logoNZ Newswire 6/01/2017

The man who died after being shot by police in Whanganui after a domestic violence incident has been named.

Savey Kevin Sous, 32, died from injuries sustained after police shot him when he allegedly pointed a shotgun towards officers.

Police received a call just after 7pm on Friday from a woman reporting a family violence incident.

Officers arrived at the Mitchell Street address and spoke with Upper Hutt man Sous and the woman, who had visible injuries, in the suburb of Aramoho.

When told he was under arrest, police say Sous pulled out a concealed, loaded sawn-off shot gun and pointed it at the unarmed officers.

The officers retreated and cordons were put in place while the Armed Offenders Squad was called.

Central District commander Superintendent Sue Schwalger said the man allegedly aimed the shotgun at officers, before he was shot by a member of the AOS three times hitting him in the torso and arm.

He was rushed to hospital in a critical condition but later died.

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