Man appears in court over Auckland fatal shooting of Constable Matthew Hunt
Auckland: A 24-year-old man appeared in court yesterday, charged with murdering an Auckland Police officer. The man, who can’t be named for legal reasons, was seen via video link in the Waitakere
District Court and is accused of killing Constable Matthew Hunt.
He appeared hunched over, and remained silent throughout his first appearance. He has been granted name suppression for the time being.
The man is also charged with attempted murder and dangerous driving causing injury. Constable Hunt was shot dead in a West Auckland street on Friday morning, during a “routine traffic stop” that took a fatal turn. Meanwhile, Police were still searching for 30-year-old Natalie Bracken in relation to the incident.