In Astrakhan Region, probe launched into attempt on law enforcers

The Astrakhan Region Office of the Investigative Committee has opened an investigation in an attempt on law enforcers under Article 317, stealing of weapons under Part 4, item “b” of Article 226 and illegal storage of firearms and ammunitions under Part 2 of Article 222 of the RF Penal Code after an attack on police officers.

Investigators have established that on 4 April 2017, at about 12:27 AM, some unknown people shot at two traffic police officers on duty near Magistral shop in Avtozapravochnaya Street in Leninsky District of Astrakhan. The attackers shot the officers to death, stole their service guns and then fled.

An investigative team is working at the crime scene. The suspects are being wanted by the Investigative Committee in close cooperation with the regional branches of the Federal Security Service and the Ministry of the Interior. The investigation is ongoing.