‘Moscow shooter’ wounded two policemen before killing himself  

‘Moscow shooter’ wounded two policemen before killing himself
Sergey Ostapenko Photo: VK

According to ICR Official Spokeswoman Yulia Ivanova, the ICR Main Investigations Directorate has instigated criminal proceedings into the morning incident in the south-east of Moscow.

In addition to part 1 of Art. 105 of the Russian Criminal Code (Murder), a criminal case under Art. 317 (Encroachment on the Life of an Officer of a Law-enforcement Agency) has also been initiated. According to Yulia Ivanova, two police officers were injured during the suspect detention.

“As the investigation reports, a passer found a body of a 40-45-year-old man in the courtyard of one of the houses on Vasiltsovsky Stan Street in the morning on January 8, 2017. According to the preliminary reports, a 26-year-old man shot at the victim from a firearm, and then fled,” the ICR spokeswoman told.

Let us recall that it was earlier reported that after exchanging fire with the police during the arrest, the suspect shot himself. 

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According to Life, it was a 25-year-old Moscow local Sergey Ostapenko, fond of shooting and winning top places in the championships in this sport. The publication notes that Ostapenko lived in a house not far from the place where the incident occurred. It is noteworthy fact that the professional shooter Ostapenko was registered with a mental hospital.

The motives of the crime committed reveal that the shooter tried to learn his victim's passwords to credit cards, as well as the state of the latter’s accounts. A friend of the deceased told this to the police, noting that Ostapenko had threatened the victim with weapons. Failing to get a response, Ostapenko shot the man.

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