Detained Dagestani shooter wanted to “support festive atmosphere in Moscow”
Law enforcement officers have established which gun the detained Dagestan native used for shooting in the north-east of Moscow. The video showing the hooligan prank was earlier posted on Instagram by a user nicknamed umar_umarov111.
It is reported that the Makhachkala native made at least four shots into the air from a Kalashnikov rifle.
Earlier, during an interrogation held by law enforces (which was also videotaped), the detainee said that the automatic rifle was not a real gun but a toy. He also said that he did not intend to frighten passersby, merely wanting "to support the festive atmosphere in the city."
"It was a toy; I’m no criminal to carry an actual gun during the New Year’s eve, when there are fireworks and blasts everywhere. Petards and Christmas crackers could be heard all around, so I shot in the air with a toy gun. All it does is make a noise; I couldn’t imagine I would be detained for such a trifle. Now I realize it was a bad thing to do, but I’m no criminal; I’m just a regular person. I wanted to encourage the celebration, but it didn’t work well," the detainee said.
According to Life, apart from Umar N., MIA officers also detained his 23-year-old friend, Islam M. It is reported he had previously been convicted for robbery.
The press service of the General Administration of the MIA in Moscow also reports that a criminal case under Hooliganism has been initiated against the suspect; investigative actions have been carried out in the hostel, where the suspect, who had arrived in Moscow looking for a job, resided.
Let us recall that a video was earlier posted on Instagram, showing three young people shooting in the air by a black SUV, scaring random passersby.
Video: Dagestani native detained in Moscow explains the street shooting from automatic rifle