‘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. 


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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