Man charged over alleged police shooting

A 33-year-old man charged over a police shooting incident in the Christchurch suburb of Richmond two weeks ago was remanded to April 1 when his case was called in the Christchurch District Court.

Tolu Maanaiama, of Woolston, remains in hospital after being shot by the police during the incident on February 26, in Evelyn Cousins Avenue.

The alleged exchange of fire took place after a chase which ended with a car being spiked.

Maanaiama did not appear at the sitting but his defence counsel Rupert Glover asked for the remand in hospital without plea on five charges.

He is charged with failing to stop for the police in incidents on Ferbuary 23 and 26, unlawfully carrying a shotgun, assaulting a police officer by using a car as a weapon, and using a firearm against a member of the police.