Five bullets at close range. Footage of Georgy Agapjanov murder in Moscow
The murderer shot the businessman of Armenian origin in Moscow Novoslobodskaya Street. Sources in law enforcement agencies say it may have been a murder for hire.
Izvestia has posted a CCTV footage showing the murder of the 38-year-old man in the center of Moscow early on October 16. One can see the hooded hit man coming up to his victim in the parking lot of a Novoslobodskaya building and shooting him several times at point-blank range. Some of the bullets hit the man in the head and killed him on the spot.
According to Izvestia sources, the victim was Georgy Agapjanov, a 38-year-old businessman. A criminal case was instituted under part 1 of Art. 105 of the Criminal Code (Murder) and part 1 of Art. 222 of the Criminal Code (Illegal Transportation of Firearms). Investigators and criminologists are working at the crime scene to establish the murderer and the circumstances of the incident.
A law enforcement source of Lenta.ru noted that the pattern of the murder shows it might have been a contract killing. The deceased was a native of Armenia, the source added.
Earlier, it was reported that Arsen Papazyan, the ex-head of the Voronezh Armenian diaspora and businessman of 46, had been shot on October 5 around 2pm. The killer fired four times while the businessman was walking towards his building in Bankovsky Lane, after which the killer disappeared riding a bicycle. Papazyan was taken to Sklifosovsky Research Institute, where he died in intensive care unit.
The Legal Initiative researcher Saida Sirazhudinova at the All-Russian Civil Forum asked the representative of the mufti of Chechnya about the "honor killings" in Caucasus. And soon after that, she found herself under surveillance.