Police lay charges in homicide investigation

Police investigating the death of Sandringham resident Shannon Shelby Baker have arrested and charged two men with his murder.

Police launched a homicide investigation after the 55-year-old was found dead inside his home on Calgary St on Tuesday 11 December, 2018.

Following a Police search at two properties this morning, Police have arrested two men, aged 28 and 34, says Detective Inspector Aaron Pascoe.

They are charged with murder, aggravated robbery and aggravated burglary and will appear in the Auckland District Court tomorrow.

Detective Inspector Aaron Pascoe says a large group of detectives have been working tirelessly on Operation Epopeus for two months in an effort to find those responsible for Mr Baker’s death, and to bring closure to Mr Baker’s family.

A family spokesperson said “ the news that people have been charged has been the best news we could wish for and while the whole family is still angry that this happened we feel very relieved there has been a result.”

Detective Inspector Aaron Pascoe says "the investigation was a complex one, and we want to thank people who have contacted us after our many appeals for information."

As the matter is before the courts, Police are unable to comment further.