Chief of traffic police department in Dagestan dismissed for shooting colleagues
Police officers’ party ended in a bloodshed.
The Dagestan MIA officers had an outstanding day off in the middle of the week. On the eve of International Women's Day on March 7, traffic police officers gathered at Parnas café in a Dagestani city of Kizilyurt together with their boss, Chief of the Traffic Police department in the Novolak district Artur Omarov. At some point, a quarrel broke out between the inebriated police officers, which quickly turned into a fight. During the fight, Chief of the Traffic Police department Omarov had his jaw broken by a colleague. The victim decided to take revenge on the offenders by opening fire from his service pistol.
Three police officers were injured, namely Rezvan Kusaev, Mazhid Takhaev, and Amari Magomedov. One of them was hospitalized with a knee injury, another one with a wound in his stomach, and the third officer was taken to a hospital with a wound in his groin. According to doctors, law enforcers received injuries of moderate severity. Their lives are not in danger at the moment.
Law enforcement agencies have not commented on the cause of the conflict between the police officers. A service check was appointed following the incident; Chief of the Traffic Police department in the Novolak district Artur Omarov has been discharged from office for its time. As the press service of the Dagestan MIA reported to Interfax, Omarov’s dismissal on negative grounds is currently at issue.
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