The protester took a shot to his head on August 11.
According to the deceased man's family, they talked with witnesses who said that there was no fight on Shutov's part; he was just walking down the street. They assumed that the shot was made from the rooftop of the building. Shutov's family could not find him for two days.
Belarusian Interior Ministry claimed that operatives fired live ammunition on August 11 - allegedly "to protect themselves from aggressive citizens who held pieces of carcass". They said there was a wounded protester; it remains uncertain, however, whether that was Shutov or someone else.
According to the Belarusian Interior Ministry data, Shutov became third fatality since the protests in Belarus began.
Meanwhile, 44 people stay in custody in Belarus as participants in massive anti-government protests. Interior Ministry of the Republic of Belarus reported that on August 18. These people were detained as members of "unauthorized massive events", the Ministry reported.