Coach of Russian snowboarding champion killed in Los Angeles calls his death “absurd”
According to the instructor, he was a cheerful and friendly person.
According to the coach of Russian snowboarder Dmitry Koltsov, who was shot dead in the United States the day before, the athlete was a hard-working and motivated person. Koltsov’s instructor Anton Blagovidov called the champion’s death “absurd.” This is reported by KP.
According to Blagovidov, this sports was a life priority for Koltsov; he trained “for days on end,” and he was a cheerful and friendly person.
“It is not enough just to call this death absurd, it most definitely should not have been his destiny,” the coach commented on the tragedy.
31-year-old Dmitry Koltsov was a member of the national teams of Russia and Moscow, the winner of the Russian Cup, and the reigning champion of Russia in snowboarding.
To recall, Koltsov was shot from a nearby car in Los Angeles on June 10. The offender disappeared; an hour later, he put a bullet in the head of the deputy sheriff of the district, Joseph Solano. The police officer died two days later. During the attack on Solano, he did not wear his uniform and badge, so the killer might not be aware who he was shooting.
On the day of the murder, the shooter also robbed a gas station and a supermarket. The media wrote that the defendant left home with a gun in late May and had problems with drugs. Nelson faces a life sentence or death penalty.