Fisherman shot police officers because of missing boat and committed suicide near Khabarovsk

Fisherman shot police officers because of missing boat and committed suicide near Khabarovsk

This morning, on 19th of June in the Khabarovsk Region fisherman started a gunfire due to his missing boat.

According to the press service of the regional Investigative Committee of Russia, the incident occurred in the village of Nikolaevka, located in Smidovichsky District of Jewish Autonomous District not far from Khabarovsk.

According to preliminary data, few families were having leisure time on the shore, in the company among holidaymakers were two police officers. At the time of the incident two policemen were not on duty. There's also fishing a 53-year-old local resident nearby. After a while, conflict occurred between a man and campers: the fisherman made a scene because his rubber boat was lost. After an argument the man got into the car and drove away, but came back later with a rifle in his hands and shot a group of offenders. As a result of the accident one person was killed and two policemen were wounded and hospitalized.

Law enforcement officers who have been called in on a scene, demanded the "shooter" to surrender, but the man began to resist and eventually committed suicide.

Criminal proceedings were initiated after an incident under an art.105 p.2 of The Russian Criminal Code “Murder of two or more people”. Now forensics experts and investigation team are working at the scene. It’s an ongoing investigation, circumstances of a crime are now being established.

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