Five bullets at close range. Footage of Georgy Agapjanov murder in Moscow 

Five bullets at close range. Footage of Georgy Agapjanov murder in Moscow
Photo: Mikhail Tereschenko / Izvestia

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 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.



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