Homicide investigation launched after altercation on Auckland street

  • 12/01/2022
Here's what we know.
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Police have launched a homicide investigation after a man was found with critical injuries on an Auckland street and died while on his way to hospital.

At around 1:30am on Wednesday morning, police were called to Vinewood Dr in Albany where an incident is said to have unfolded on the street, leaving a man with criticial injuries. Police say he succumbed to those injuries while being transported to hospital.

A man was taken into custody at the scene, but no charges have yet been laid. The man is "currently assisting" police with their enquiries, which are described as being "in the very early stages of piecing together what has occurred".

"However, we can say that an altercation has occurred between the two parties, who are known to each other," says Detective Inspector Aaron Proctor.

"A scene examination is currently underway on Vinewood Drive. Police will also need to work through formally identifying the man and notifying his next of kin."

An area canvass will be conducted as part of the investigation, but police are asking the public to get in touch if they have any information. People can do so by ringing 105 and quoting the file number 220112/4286.

Information can also be provided anonymously through Crime Stoppers on 0800 555 111.