Makhachkala: ex-world hand-to-hand fighting champion suspected of murdering National Guard officer arrested
No official charges have been pressed against Shakhban Machiev yet, so he has been arrested for only 10 days.
December 12, the Sovetsky District Court of Makhachkala arrested former World Hand-To-Hand Fighting Champion Shakhban Machiev, who is suspected of murdering a National Guard officer. For now, the period of arrest is only 10 days, since he has not yet been charged. If he is charged with item ‘g’ part 2 of Art. 105 of the Russian Criminal Code (Murder committed by a group of persons), the term of imprisonment will be automatically extended to two months.
The tragedy occurred at the entrance to the night club-restaurant Best at about 4 am on November 18 during a conflict between drunk visitors. A National Guard officer Murad Ramazanov, who was off duty, tried to break up a fight and was shot at least 10 times. He was able to shoot back and seriously injure Machiev, who was hospitalized at the Republican Orthopedic and Trauma Center with a hip injury. The remaining participants in the conflict — Magomed and Khaskil Yakubov — managed to flee the scene.
The media reports that it was Shakhban Machiev who killed the National Guard officer turned out to be premature. Allegedly, it was Khaskil Yakubov, who shot the lieutenant with a service weapon that he grabbed from him, who was directly involved in the murder. Therefore, initially, Shakhban Machiev had shot National Guard officer Ramazanov with his own weapon, and then the wounded policeman fired his own weapon at Machiev, after which Yakubov, who actually finished off Ramazanov, used the latter’s service weapon. However, the investigation is still to find out who exactly killed Murad Ramazanov.
Video: The shooting of National Guard officer in Makhachkala night club (18+)