Police fire shots as ‘huge’ shark kills film director

Posted at 5:46 PM, Feb 27, 2013
and last updated 2013-02-27 17:53:13-05

A shark, possibly 14 feet long, killed a swimmer near a popular New Zealand beach on Wednesday, then disappeared after police attempting to save the man fired gunshots at the enormous predator.

An officer reportedly fired up to 12 shots before the shark released the body.

The victim was Adam Strange, an award-winning short film director.

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