17:08 07.07.2018

Court arrests suspect in murder of police officer in Kyiv

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Court arrests suspect in murder of police officer in Kyiv

The Shevchenkivsky District Court of Kyiv has chosen a preventive measure in the form of custody without the right to post bail for a suspect in the murder of Lieutenant Colonel Dmytro Hlushak, which was committed in Kyiv on July 5.

According to a report posted by the press service of the Kyiv Prosecutor's Office on its Facebook page, the court made a respective decision on Saturday, July 7.

"At the request of the city's prosecutor's office, the measure of restraint in the form of custody without any alternative was chosen for a 48-year-old resident of the Kyevo-Sviatoshynsky district of Kyiv region, who is suspected of the deliberate murder of Lieutenant-Colonel Dmytro Hlushak," the report says.

The man is suspected of committing crimes envisaged by clause 6, Part 2, Article 115 (deliberately causing death to another person committed for mercenary motives), and Part 4, Article 187 (assault for the purpose of acquiring someone else's property, combined with violence) of the Criminal Code of Ukraine. He faces up to 15 years of imprisonment or life imprisonment.

As reported, an unidentified person shot dead a man on Schuseva Street in the Shevchenkivsky district of Kyiv in the afternoon of July 5. The body inside the passenger car was found by a passer-by who called the police. Having arrived at the scene, law enforcers found a man with a gunshot wound and seized a shell nearby.

According to Head of the National Police of Ukraine Serhiy Kniazev, the killed man, Dmytro Hlushak, had been working in law enforcement agencies since 1995. A reinforced investigative and operational group was created to investigate the murder.

At the moment, the police are working out several theories, one of them being the murder for the purpose of robbery and the other the murder connected with the official duties performed by the victim.

On July 6, Kniazev said that a suspect in the murder of the policeman had been detained.

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