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Man charged with Tauranga double-murder granted name suppression

A man has appeared in court charged with the double-murder of two men in Tauranga.

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A homicide investigation has been launched by police following a shooting at the address. Source: 1 NEWS

The Auckland man, who’s received interim name suppression, was arrested yesterday afternoon after police swarmed a property in the Christchurch suburb of New Brighton.

Police say the alleged killer and the person who was fatally shot in the police shoot out on Thursday night are known to each other.

Judge Tony Couch granted name suppression to the defendant and the two victims, with his defence counsel claiming it could lead to acts of retaliation.

The 25-year-old was remanded in custody, and will appear in the Tauranga District Court on February 26.