Suppression continues for shooting accused

Name suppression continues for a 24-year-old man charged with the murder of Luke Spears in an alleged shooting at Charing Cross, in rural Canterbury, last month.

The order was continued in the High Court at Christchurch by Justice Gerald Nation,who remanded the man in custody to a case review hearing on February 5.

The Christchurch process worker is alleged to have killed Mr Sears, also known as Luke Riddell, 28, in a confrontation on Grange Road, in Selwyn District, about 3.30pm on October 13.

The man is also charged with unlawful possession of a shotgun.

No pleas have been entered.