Man who killed woman in elevator is ex-police officer from Azerbaijan

Man who killed woman in elevator is ex-police officer from Azerbaijan
Rovshan Shabanov

The suspect was detained during another robbery.

The man suspected of committing a brutal murder of a pharmaceutical company manager in the elevator of a residential building in Severnoe Butovo turns out to be former police officer from Azerbaijan. This is reported by RBC referring to sources. 

According to the source, 27-year-old Rovshan Shabanov was detained during another robbery; he stole a purse and personal belongings worth 85 thousand rubles ($1,280) from a woman in a residential house on Sholokhov Street. 

The detainee lives in Moscow without registration; he works in the market and, according to him, he was an employee of the patrol and inspection service of the Azerbaijani police five years ago. Earlier, he was detained for robberies in the Chertanovo district. 

The Investigative Committee confirmed that the suspect in murder had been detained. According to the IC, it is a man born in 1991. No further details are known. 

As previously reported by The CrimeRussia, the 51-year-old pharmaceutical company manager was found dead with 10 stab wounds in the elevator of a residential building on Znamenskie Sadiki Street. CCTV footage shows the woman entering the building followed by two men, one of whom was Shabanov. A few minutes later, both left the building. The ICR initiated a criminal case under Murder (part 1 of Art. 105 of the Russian Criminal Code); the second suspect is wanted.

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