Probe launched in Moscow Region in murder of first deputy head of Krasnogorsk District and head of Krasnogorsk power network

On 19 October 2015, around 2 PM, first deputy head of Krasnogorsk District Yuri Karaulov and head of OAO Krasnogorsk Power Network Georgy Kotlyarenko were shot in Karaulov’s office. The Moscow Main Investigations Directorate of the Russia’s Investigative Committee have opened a criminal investigation in a crime under part 2 of article 105 and part 1 of article 222 of the RF Penal Code (murder, illegal circulation of firearms).

Investigators have revealed, that local businessman Amiran Georgadze, who builds facilities in Krasnogorsk District came to Karaulov’s office in the afternoon and they started talking. According to preliminary information, Georgadze and Karaulov, as well as Kotlyarenko were not only business partners, but friends. Karaulov asked his secretary to invite head of OAO Krasnogorsk Power Network in his office. By the way, Georgadze is one of the co-owners of the company. The men started arguing. Then Georgadze demanded from Karaulov’s secretary to invite to the office his driver, who according to the woman, entered the office carrying a big bag. Investigators think that Georgadze took from the bag a gun, like a sub-machine gun or Saiga rifle and tried to shoot, however, the gun got stalled and the suspect shot at Karaulov and Kotlyarenko 10 times from a pistol of presumably 9 mm caliber. The two men died on the spot. Then Georgadze and his driver fled the scene.

The investigators are looking at several versions of the murder, with the priority one – murder connected with victims’ job.

According to investigators, Amiran Georgadze had earlier received state orders for construction, but has got none recently. They way of the murder, the place and cynicism first of all confirm the fact that the suspect had prepared for it very carefully and secondly, that he had had some claims and had obvious aversion to the two men. Investigators are going to find out.

In addition, it is known that fleeing the scene Georgiadze shot a local resident he met on his way. A criminal investigation has been launched in a crime under part 1 of article 105 of the RF Penal Code (murder).

At present the investigators are carrying out operations to detain the suspect. The two cases have been joined to form a single lawsuit. Investigative operations are underway to find out the motives and all the circumstances of the crime.

Head of Media Relations                                                                                                                           V.I. Markin 

19 October 2015 16:01

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