Policeman shot dead, fellow worker wounded by driver in Dnipro city

Source : 112 Ukraine

The suspect reportedly served with Tornado police task force
13:15, 25 September 2016

Shooting in Dnipro Police
Chief Department of the National Police

A driver of Citroen-Elysee with license plate No. AE7053AA killed a policeman and wounded his mate in Dnipro this morning. The police press service reported about the shooting incident that took place not far from the city’s bus station.  

According to the report, the patrol police crew of two servicemen ordered the car driver to stop, as he was violating the traffic code. The driver resisted arrest, then took a gun from the policeman, opened fire, killing the serviceman and wounding his mate, and fled the crime scene. Later, it turned out that the suspect in the crime served with Tornado, the police task force.

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Chief Department of the National Police

The wounded policewoman is in the hospital; she's now stable, her life is beyoind danger.

The highly ranked police officers took the case under direct control. The murderer is put on wanted list and they now are searching for him.

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Chief Department of the National Police

Later that day, MP Anton Gerashchenko, the Counselor to Interior Minister, revealed the suspect’s name. ‘Olexandr Pugachov, the native of Torez, Donetsk region, was previously wanted for committing other serious crimes. In case anyone possesses any sort of information about his whereabouts, we kindly ask to report to the police. In case Pugachev hears me, I advise him to give up immediately’, Gerashchenko posted at Facebook.

Later on, the police said that tehre are two suspects in the crime; the name of the second suspect has not been announced yet.  

Source: National Police press service, Anton Gerashchenko's Facebook

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