The head of the National Police Khatia Dekanoidze announced details of the murder of a patrol policeman in Dnipro. She stated this at a briefing that broadcasted by channel "112 Ukraine".
Dekanoidze reported that the victim is a 27-year-old Artem Kutyshev. In addition, he is a father of 3 year-old daughter.
According to her, the killer was stopped by the patrol car when driving on a red light. The driver claimed not to check his documents and asked the patrol policemen to let him go, but they refused and started to check his documents.
"At this time, the man gets out from a car and points a gun, we are now finding out what kind of gun was it, and then shoots the policemen. Then he shoots his partner, this is Makarenko Olga "- she reported.
Regarding the weapons police is carrying expertise and also verifies information whether the attacker seized the gun of the patrol policemen. Dekanoidze confirmed that the suspect is previously convicted Pugachov Oleksandr. According to her, Pugachev really is a former soldier of the battalion "Tornado".
She added that the driver of the van tried to block the car of the criminal, but he threatened him with a weapon and then disappeared.