Firearms charges denied after Woolston incident

A man allegedly shot by the police during an incident in Woolston two months ago has denied all charges at the Christchurch District Court.

Murray James Allan, a 24-year-old Parklands man was remanded in custody for a case review hearing on May 23, on two charges of unlawfully possessing firearms, and one of assault with a blunt instrument.

Police said after the February 4 incident that Allan was “extremely lucky” to be alive after he was shot in the face when he allegedly waved a firearm at the police.

The car he was in was riddled with bullet holes, and he was taken to hospital with a wound in his cheek.

Defence counsel Serina Bailey entered the not guilty pleas on Allan’s behalf when he appeared by video-link from the prison today.

The names of the police officers involved in the incident are suppressed.

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