Shooter responsible for bloodshed in Torzhok café detained after being wanted for 23 years

Shooter responsible for bloodshed in Torzhok café detained after being wanted for 23 years

According to the investigation, in December 2014, 20-year-old suspect shot three people dead outside a café in Torzhok; two of them later died in hospital.

The man who was declared federally wanted 23 years ago was detained on January 24, 2018 in Moscow.

January 26, the City Court of Torzhok reviewed a petition for the detention of a federally wanted local resident, TASS reports citing the ICR’s press service.

The investigation has evidence that during a conflict in a Torzhok café in December 1994, one of the participants made several shots at his opponents, wounding three of them. The victims were taken to the Central District Hospital of Torzhok, but two of them died without regaining consciousness.

The shooter disappeared from the scene. The investigation charged him in absentia with committing the murder of two persons and causing serious bodily harm to a third party (part ‘g’ of Art. 102 of the USSR Criminal Code), and then he was declared federally wanted.

According to Senior Assistant to Head of the ICR Investigations Directorate in the Tver region Valery Pavlova, the investigation was unable to establish the attacker’s whereabouts for a long time, however, the investigative measures never stopped.

January 24, 2018, the suspect’s location in Moscow was established, and then he was detained and taken to the ICR Investigations Directorate in the Tver region. The preliminary investigation in the criminal case has been resumed; the court has authorized the arrest of the suspect.

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