Mt Roskill homicide: Man charged with murder, Police seek second offender

Police investigating the homicide of Brian James, who was shot inside a Glass Rd, Mt Roskill address on 23rd December 2021, have made a significant breakthrough.

Auckland City detectives, with assistance from Hawkes Bay officers, have arrested and taken into custody a 33-year-old Auckland man, who was located at a Napier address overnight.

The man has been charged with the murder of Brian James and has also been charged with Wounding With Intent to Injure in relation to two other victims of the alleged attack.

He will be appearing in the Hastings District Court this afternoon.

Police are still looking for a second offender and have obtained a Warrant to Arrest for Sam Junior Angelo Thomsen (pictured), known as Angelo. His current whereabouts are unknown.

Thomsen is described as a male Pacific Islander, is aged 42 years old, and has a tribal tattoo on his right upper arm.

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