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Gang Member Who Shot Man In Ponsonby Was 'Low-Risk'

Hone Kay-Selwyn Photo: Supplied / Police

The gang member who fatally shot a man in Ponsonby last weekend was deemed to carry a low-risk of reoffending by the Corrections Department, after he assaulted someone in 2020.

Hone Kay-Selwyn shot Robert Horne - who was unknown to him - on Sunday night.

Kay-Selwyn was found dead at a property near Taupō on Tuesday.

Court documents show Kay-Selwyn was sentenced to five months community detention after assaulting a stranger at a Taupō strip club in 2020.

Before that, he had one conviction of possession of cannabis plants.

A report in relation to the assault said given it was his second conviction, risk of reoffending was low.

The report noted Kay-Selwyn was bullied in school, and dropped out not long after joining the Killer Beez gang at the age of 14.

Kay-Selwyn told a probation officer he regretted his wasted years and wished he could go back to primary school and make changes



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