1492569791849 - Man appears on murder charge for death of Chozyn Koroheke

Man appears on murder charge for death of Chozyn Koroheke

A 22-year-old man charged with the murder of Pakuranga woman Chozyn Koroheke has appeared in the Auckland High Court. 

The man, who has name suppression, was arrested on Sunday evening after he handed himself into police at the Manakau police station. 

Koroheke, also 22, died after being shot at close range in Pakuranga Heights on April 4. 

The man appeared Justice Edwin Wylie on Wednesday who remanded him in custody. 

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The man did not enter a plea on the charges of murder and possessing a firearm without a licence. 

Justice Wylie allowed name suppression to continue for the man while he seeks a lawyer. 

A 24-year-old woman charged with accessory after the fact of murder also appeared before Justice Wylie and was granted bail. 

She too was granted interim name suppression. 

Police arrested five other people during the investigation into Koroheke’s death, including three on unrelated matters.

Three men aged 27, 30, and 30 have been charged with unlawful possession of a firearm.

Police said they could not rule out the possibility that further charges would be laid. In addition, a 47-year-old man was charged with being an accessory after the fact of murder.