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Tuesday, April 28, 2009

[Russia] Police Chief kills 3, wounds several after fight with his wfe & father-in-law

An off-duty Russian police officer killed at least three people in a birthday shooting spree after a row with his family but claims he cannot remember anything... Russian news agencies said six or seven people were wounded and some were in hospital in critical condition...

Russian President Fires Moscow Police Chief After Shooting Kills 3
Apr 28 2009
[Excerpts] MOSCOW (AFP)--Russian President Dmitry Medvedev sacked Moscow's police chief Tuesday, a Kremlin spokeswoman said, after a police major opened fire into a crowd, killing three at a supermarket. Kremlin spokeswoman Natalia Timakova was quoted by Russian news agencies as saying Medvedev fired veteran chief Vladimir Pronin. The Russian president also suspended several senior officers in the precinct where the shooting took place, in a move to quell public outrage over the gunfire spree Monday that left three dead and six wounded. "Someone must, without doubt, bare full responsibility for the tragic state of the management the city's police," an identified Kremlin source told news agency Interfax... [Full article here]

Off-duty police chief kills three
United Press International
[Excerpts] MOSCOW, April 27 (UPI) -- An off-duty police chief allegedly killed three people and injured six others Monday in a supermarket shooting in Moscow, police said. The killings may have been sparked by a family argument... Denis Yevsyukov, chief of police in Moscow's southern district, was arrested after allegedly killing the driver of the car who dropped him at the store, a female cashier and a man inside the store... "Yevsyukov had a major row with his wife before the incident," a police official said, adding Yevsyukov then left his house and argued with the driver before killing him and turning his gun on the people in the supermarket. Yevsyukov, who was drinking before the attack, was taken to a psychiatric facility for examination, Markin said. [Full article here]

Russian officer kills 3 in birthday shooting
Updated 15.14 Tue Apr 28 2009
[Excerpts] An off-duty Russian police officer killed at least three people in a birthday shooting spree after a row with his family but claims he cannot remember anything. Major Denis Yevsyukov was caught on CCTV at a Moscow supermarket loading a gun and then opening fire on customers coming through the door. Prosecutor Vladimir Markin said: "According to the preliminary information, on the night of April 26 Yevsyukov was celebrating his birthday at one of the cafes in the capital. "There he quarreled with his wife. On his return home he put on his police jacket on top of the civilian clothes and left..." A spokeswoman for Russia's Prosecutor-General said at least three people were killed in the shooting. Russian news agencies said six or seven people were wounded and some were in hospital in critical condition. [Full article here]

Начальник ОВД застрелил 3 и ранил 6 человек


  1. Moscow Cop Kills 3 in Rampage
    The Moscow Times » Issue 4135 » Top Stories
    28 April 2009

    28 April 2009By Anna Malpas / The Moscow TimesAn off-duty police officer went on a shooting spree in a Moscow supermarket early Monday, killing three people and wounding six, after quarreling with his wife on his birthday.

    Moscow's police chief suggested that the officer was psychologically unstable, and Interior Minister Rashid Nurgaliyev ordered that stricter psychological tests be carried out on police recruits.

    Police Major Denis Yevsyukov, who turned 31 on Sunday and headed the Tsaritsyno police district, began by killing the driver of the Chevrolet-Lanos car who gave him a ride to the Ostrov supermarket at about 1:30 a.m. on Shipilovskaya Ulitsa in southern Moscow, the Investigative Committee said.

    Then he went inside the supermarket and killed a female cashier and a male customer. Six other people suffered shot wounds, the Investigative Committee said in a statement.

    Four of the six who were wounded were shot in the head and neck, RIA-Novosti reported, suggesting that Yevsyukov had shot to kill.

    Moscow police chief Vladimir Pronin said he had spoken with Yevsyukov and believed that the officer might have suffered a moment of temporary insanity. "His eyes were like saucers. He was out of it, didn't remember anything that had happened and was just crying," Pronin said, Interfax reported.

    "He was a great officer who was on a good career path, he obviously had some kind of psychotic attack," he told Vesti-24 television.

    Yevsyukov was detained by police at the supermarket and will undergo psychiatric testing for at least a month, Interfax reported, citing medical officials.

    If charged and convicted of aggravated murder, Yevsyukov faces a sentence of 20 years to life in prison.

    Interior Minister Nurgaliyev ordered police across Russia to make their recruitment policies stricter and increase the role of psychologists. "We need to check the moral and psychological climate among our staff," Nurgaliyev said in a statement.

    Nurgaliyev also called for a thorough investigation "to find out the reasons that pushed Yevsyukov to this terrible act."

    Investigators are examining the supermarket's security cameras for clues, the Investigative Committee said.

    A film posted on the Life.ru web site shows a man walking into the store's entrance openly holding a pistol. The camera clock says it is 1:06 a.m. He then walks down an empty drinks aisle, swaying and fiddling with the gun and apparently looking inside his passport.

    Surveillance video footage from the Ostrov supermarket showing Yevsyukov reloading his pistol early Monday.

    The weapon that Yevsyukov used was not his service pistol but a Makarov pistol that was reported missing in 2000, the Investigative Committee said. The gun, made in 1968, was reported lost in the Rostov region, Interfax said.

    Yevsyukov celebrated his birthday on Sunday night in a cafe and got into an argument with his wife. When they got home, he put on his uniform jacket over his clothes and went out, the Investigative Committee said.

    Pronin, the police chief, said Yevsyukov's family troubles preceded the Sunday quarrel. "For around two weeks, there were disturbances and disputes -- arguments with his father-in-law and wife," he said.

    The head of the Investigative Committee, Alexander Bastrykin, has taken the case under his personal control, Interfax reported.

    Life.ru identified the slain driver as Sergei Yevteyev, 35, and the dead cashier as Elmira Turduyeva, 30. The male customer was a 27-year-old Muscovite, RIA-Novosti reported.

    Life.ru posted a video interview with one of the victims, Luiza Mukhitdinova, 19, who had plaster and bandages around her neck. A bullet went through her jaw and came out through her neck, she said. Mukhitdinova said Yevsyukov walked in wearing a shirt and tie with his uniform jacket on top. He was drunk, she said. "It all happened very quickly, in split seconds," Mukhitdinova said, speaking with difficulty. Yevsyukov didn't appear to aim and even shot in the air, she said, estimating that there were at least 20 shots.

    Yevsyukov was appointed to his current post in November. He began serving on the police force in 1995. A photograph on the web site of the police force for Moscow's southern district shows Yevsyukov holding a submachine gun on a visit to an orphanage in March.

    Viktor Ageyev, the head of the southern Moscow police district, resigned this month after he was criticized for failing to lower crime figures.

    Incidents of police using guns on peaceful citizens are relatively rare in Moscow. In 2004, a policeman shot and wounded a Tajik citizen after extorting a bribe at Sokolniki metro station. In 2005, a drunk policeman shot a woman in the foot after an argument, RIA-Novosti reported.


  2. All Moscow police to be tested for sanity after officer shoots 9
    27 Apr, 03:22 PM

    All Moscow police will be obliged to undergo a mental health test following an incident earlier this week when a high-ranking police officer opened fire on civilians, killing three and wounding six.

    Major Denis Yevsyukov took out a gun and shot the taxi driver who he had argued with while going home late at night. He then went into a nearby supermarket and opened fire, killing a woman behind the counter and a male customer, and wounding six more customers, news agencies said.

    As the police tried to detain him, Yevsyukov shot at them, but missed and was arrested. The media has speculated that Yevsyukov had had an argument with his wife earlier that night.

    The investigation is probing whether the violent outbreak could be caused by a mental illness.

    In the wake of the incident, every officer of the Moscow law-enforcement agencies will be examined for psychological health, an unnamed expert source told Interfax news agency Monday.

    The incident is “unprecedented in the history of both the Moscow and Russian police,” the source said.

    As Yevsyukov's weapon appeared to be listed as missing, the police will also be checked for illegal arms possession, the source added.

    Police chief goes on shooting spree in Moscow supermarket over family fight
    Front page / Hotspots and Incidents / Crimes
    27.04.2009 Source: Pravda.Ru

    Major Denis Yevsyukov of the Moscow police went on a shooting spree in a supermarket, killing three and injuring six others.

    Police Major Denis Yevsyukov was going home on a Chevrolet Lanos car at 00:30 a.m. in a state of severe alcoholic intoxication. It is not known what kind of conflict occurred between the officer and the driver, but the policeman shot him from his pistol. His body was found in the car later.

    Afterwards, Yevsyukov went into Ostrov Supermarket on Shipilovskaya Street. He opened sporadic fire there and killed a cashier and a customer. Six other people were hospitalized with gunshot wounds.

    Someone in the supermarket pushed the alarm button. A group of security guards had to open fire to be able to detain the policeman. The Makarov gun, which was withdrawn from the arrested policeman, was on a federal wanted list. The officer supposedly obtained the gun in the course of his previous cases, but did not have it registered, as instructions stipulate.

    Denis Yevsyukov, 31, recently chaired a district department of the Moscow police. He enjoyed a positive reputation among his colleagues .

    “He may have had a nervous breakdown because of his private life. He apparently had a family conflict a week ago – his wife left him. He spent a day at work stressed out and then had a fight with a driver, and then it all happened,” Moscow police chief Vladimir Pronin said.

    Yevsyukov has been sent to a mental institution for a series of tests.

    A similar tragedy took place in the Moscow region in October 2007, when police sergeant Ivan Glushenkov did not deliver his service gun after duty. Being in a state of alcoholic intoxication, he opened sporadic fire near a grocery store in the village of Aprelevka. Three local residents, two males and a female, were injured in the accident. The woman subsequently died.

    Alexander Kuzin



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