The Napier Gunman found dead in his home. The guy was military-trained (ex Territorial Forces, the NZ Army Reserve) and explosives were found in his house. Conjecture about the origins of his guns indicates that they were likely to be ex military. He didn't have a firearms license.
So the guy was a nutjob who dealt in weed and when he returned home to discover cops busting his place, he went a little nuts and killed one. :( Two more plus a civilian were critically injured.
So in comes AOS, STG and the Army with a LAV to provide some protection. Neighbourhood goes into lockdown. The guy appears to have caught a coupla bullets and appears to have died - currently there's no confirmation that the wounds he died from were self inflicted or not.
Either way several people I know are relatively grateful he died during the siege... it stops the taxpayer from having to try to 'fix him' or else put him up for life in an institution....
Tragic, but also probably the right ending. Minus the slaying of the cop of course - which is tragic as hell and my profuse condolances go to those who knew him.
In other news, a major credit offered to the savior mum whos correct application of first aid - and CPR in particular - saved her kid from almost certain death. Good stuff. I hope you all know CPR?
A quiet Mothers-day weekend - with a lovely sleep in - thanks to the little one being away overnight (first time? No, second time). Cringing at the thought of a busy week. What's new? ;-)