Police name Te Puke man who died in custody

  • 07/08/2015

A man who died while in police handcuffs outside a Te Puke home on Wednesday has been named as 55-year-old Riko Ahomiro.

Police were executing a search warrant on the property, when Mr Ahomiro suddenly collapsed.

CPR was administered by police until paramedics arrived, but they were unable to revive him.

A firearm was seen on the property during the search was being executed which is why the man was in handcuffs.

The incident has been referred to the coroner.

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