Hunt for cop car shooting 'person of interest' goes south

Patrick Dixon (Supplied)
Patrick Dixon (Supplied)

The search for a person of interest in the shooting of a police patrol car in south Auckland has moved south to Waikato.

Police are still looking for 30-year-old Patrick Dixon and two search warrants were executed in Waihi and Whangamata this morning looking for him.

A senior police officer was shot at, though was uninjured, early on February 3 when he tried to pull over a white Nissan Sunny.

As the officer got out of his car, the passenger leaned out the window and fired two shots from what is believed to be a sawn-off shotgun on Friedlanders Rd, Manurewa.

The car believed to be involved was later found, but Dixon was not.

Police describe him as Maori, of medium build and around 177cm tall. He has a tribal tattoo on his left arm and a tattoo on the left side of his neck.

They warn Dixon should not be approached, and is considered armed and dangerous.

Anyone with information on Dixon's whereabouts should contact Waikato police on (07) 858 6200 or alternatively they can call 111. Anonymous information can also be left on the Crimestoppers hotline at 0800 555 111.

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