An Invercargill policeman allegedly shot dead his wife, tried to kill the man she was with, then handed himself in at the local station.
Constable Ben McLean’s alleged Anzac Day attack could be the first of its kind in recent New Zealand history involving a serving police officer.
Verity Ann McLean died in the shooting. Garry William Duggan, who suffered several gunshot wounds, phoned emergency services at 8.19pm on Tuesday.
All killings can send a shudder through a community, and especially domestic violence killings. But to have the alleged killer being a serving police officer is even more disturbing. We rely on the Police to keep us safe, and the alleged actions will be a terrible blow to those in Invercargill, as well as all other Police officers.