Man shot in serious incident in Kawerau

A man has been shot by Police following a series of incidents in Kawerau this morning.

Police were made aware of both a bank robbery in Kawerau and a family harm incident around 9am, today where the offender was reported to be armed.

Police subsequently located a vehicle believed to be involved and attempted to stop it.

The driver fled from Police but was eventually stopped on State Highway 30 around 10.20am.

He was shot by Police and first aid was immediately given.

NZTA is advising State Highway 30 between Grieve Road and Braemar Road are closed following the incident.

Sam Gardner