A homicide investigation has been launched after a tense standoff in Myers Park saw a man shot dead by police just before 7:30pm last night.
The armed offenders squad was called in while police negotiated with the man. Unfortunately shots were fired, and the man – known to police – was killed.
Wilhelmina Shrimpton joined Paul Henry this morning from Auckland Central Police Station where she described the scene as "very much still live" with armed police still surrounding the park.
Watch the video for the full interview.