Suspect in murder of three people including police officer was killed during arrest in Mordovia

Suspect in murder of three people including police officer was killed during arrest in Mordovia
The suspect in the triple murder Gregory Gryaznov

44-year-old Gregory Gryaznov, who was suspected in the triple murder, resisted to arrest and was killed. According to eyewitnesses, Torbeevskiy shooter, as he was nicknamed by the regional media, tried to break out of mousetrap.

This morning Mordvinian security forces conducted a special operation to arrest Gregory Gryaznov, who was suspected of killing three people, including the Moscow policeman. The intruder was blocked in one of the abandoned houses in the Salazgor village of Torbeyevsky District in Mordovia. Gryaznov was offered to surrender, but it has not brought results.

After hours of negotiations the suspect ran out of the house, opening fire towards the police. During an armed attempt to break out Gryaznov was liquidated by law enforcement officers. No casualties were reported among the security forces and the local population.


According to the newspaper Stolica S, the man shot back from the carbine Vepr, made on the basis of the Kalashnikov assault rifle.

Previously, the CrimeRussia reported that on August 10 in the village of Maltsevo there were found bodies of three people with gunshot wounds. Two killed were local residents, another one was the precinct of the police Department Zamoskvorechye in Moscow, conducting vacation in the country. The victims of the killer were a 49-year-old milkmaid Valentine Toropkina, whose body with a gunshot wound to the head was found in the yard of her house, 46-year-old Gennady Serezhkin and 44-year-old police officer Oleg Korneev, whose bodies were found with gunshot wounds in the village Torbeevo and near the village Maltsevo respectively.

Criminal proceedings were instituted on this fact under Art. 105 of the Criminal Code (Murder). Motives behind the crime are not known.

According to the Republican Investigative Department of the ICR, Gregory Gryaznov had been repeatedly prosecuted, including for the commitment of the sexual assault. He was released from prison in 2015.

Caption Photo: Stolica S. Security forces cordoned off the house
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