Woman arrested over serious Penrose incident

A woman has been arrested in relation to a carjacking rampage which occurred in Auckland on Thursday and brought part of the city to a standstill.

Two people were injured after a man allegedly held two people at gunpoint after driving "poorly and very dangerously" through the suburb of Penrose.

Police assistant commissioner Richard Chambers confirmed the offender was shot by police, given first aid and taken to hospital in a serious but stable condition. Charges will be laid at a later stage.

However, a woman has now also been charged in relation to the incident.

Detective inspector Aaron Pascoe said as part of the police investigation, officers executed a search warrant at an address on Owens Road in Epsom on Thursday evening.

"Police located a 36-year-old woman at the address and took her into custody," he said.

"The woman has been charged with aggravated assault and burglary in relation to yesterday’s incident in Penrose.

"She is expected to appear in the Auckland District Court today."

Det Insp Pascoe said police are continuing to support members of the public who were caught up in the incident as well as the officers involved.

"Police would like to acknowledge Auckland motorists for their cooperation yesterday with the cordons that were in place in parts of Great South Road.

"This enabled Police to carry out our scene examinations as part of the investigation."

The investigation into the incident remains ongoing and is progressing.