A man fatally shot by police after leading officers on a police chase from Hamilton to Matamata last week has been named.

He was Christopher Taukiri, 31, of Paeroa.

On February 15, Taukiri led officers on a police chase after fleeing during a vehicle stop on Ulster St in Hamilton around 12.30pm.

During the chase, Taukiri took a black BMW belonging to a member of the public, which he eventually crashed.

He then fled on foot into a nearby home.When police arrived, he was seen threatening a parent and child unknown to him.

Taukiri was shot and critically injured by police.

Officers immediately provided medical attention, however he died a short time later.

A Critical Incident Investigation into the events wass ongoing.

Anyone with footage or images of the vehicles involved in the pursuit, including a silver Mazda MPV and a black BMW 120i, was asked to contact police.