Murder of the deputy mayor of Nikopol: the police detained the suspect

Murder of the deputy mayor of Nikopol: the police detained the suspect

The police of the Dnipropetrovsk region detained the suspect in the murder of the deputy mayor of Nikopol Vitaly Zhuravlev.

Source: press service of the National Police

Literally: “The assailant fired more than 20 shots at the victim and threw a grenade into the interior of the car, which led to the car catching fire and the man’s death. After committing the crime, the assailant buried the weapon in a forest and hid in a rented apartment, where he was detained by law enforcement officers.”


Details: On February 8, the police received a report that an unknown person had shot a car in one of the city’s districts. At the scene, the body of the 59-year-old deputy mayor of the city of Nikopol was found in the interior of a burned-out vehicle.

The law enforcement officers started operative and investigative measures under the procedural guidance of the prosecutor’s office of the Dnipropetrovsk region, during which they established the address of the residence where the attacker was hiding. A few days later, the police arrested the suspect in a rented apartment near the crime scene.

As the investigators established, the 33-year-old local resident had been preparing to commit the crime for four months. That day, having armed himself and established a route of movement, he waited for the deputy mayor. When the victim’s car approached, the suspect fired more than 20 shots from an automatic weapon and threw a grenade into the car, which ignited the car and killed the official. The police established that the perpetrator buried the tools of the crime in a forest lane. The weapon has now been recovered and sent for expert examination.

Also, during the pre-trial investigation, it was established that the suspect intended to commit similar crimes against other officials of Nikopol. This information is now being checked as part of the criminal proceedings.

On February 11, the investigators of the investigative department of the State Police in the Dnipropetrovsk region notified the perpetrator of suspicion of premeditated murder. The court chose a preventive measure for him in the form of detention.


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