Armed police are at the scene where a man was killed in a fight in Lower Hutt last night.
The 29-year-old victim was attacked near the intersection of High Street and Burcham Street, in Taitā, at around 7.45pm.
The man's body will be removed from the scene for a post-mortem examination this afternoon while a scene examination on High Street continues.
Detective Senior Sergeant Tim Leitch said one man, an associate of the victim, was charged with assault and has since been released on bail.
Police are still seeking a second man, who was seen leaving the area in a silver station wagon, in relation to the incident.
Police have since seized the vehicle for testing after is was spotted nearby on Pringle Street.
It's believed items of interest may have been discarded by the occupants of the vehicle, and police are asking residents in the surrounding areas of Burcham Street, Macky Street, Pringle Street and Churton Crescent to search surrounding areas for anything which may be relevant to the investigation.
The man has been described as being of Māori descent with a solid build, dark curly hair and facial tattoos.
He was last seen wearing a black top and pants, and may have received a facial injury in the incident.
Anyone who witnessed the incident or saw either the silver station wagon or any suspicious activity shortly after 7.45 pm has been urged to contact police.