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Whanganui man was shot twice by police

NZ Newswire logoNZ Newswire 8/01/2017

<span style="font-size:13px;">Police are continuing to investigate the scene where a man died after being shot by officers after aiming a firearm at them in Whanganui.</span> © SNPA Police are continuing to investigate the scene where a man died after being shot by officers after aiming a firearm at them in Whanganui. Police are continuing their investigation into an incident in Whanganui on Friday night, where a man died after being shot by officers after aiming a firearm at them.

They are canvassing the area around Mitchell Street, and would like to hear from anyone who was in the area who has not already been spoken to.

Savey Kevin Sous, 32 died after being shot once in the torso and once in the arm by police in Whanganui after a domestic violence incident.

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.

Sous refused arrest, and pulled out a concealed, loaded sawn-off shot gun and pointed it at the unarmed officers.

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

The officers involved and the family of Sous are receiving ongoing support.

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