Law enforcement officers detained a suspect in murder Deputy Chief of the Criminal Investigation Department of one of the Stavropol police departments, the Investigation Department of the RF IC for the Stavropol Territory reported on Saturday. “In the course of the joint work of investigators of the Investigative Committee and operational officers on the territory of the Andropovsky district, a 28-year-old suspect in the murder of the deputy head of the criminal investigation department of OP No. 4 of the Russian MIA Administration for the city of Stavropol was arrested,” leads TASS.
In the near future, the detainee will be delivered to the investigator of the UK for investigative actions, the department added. Work continues to identify the accomplices in the murder. As the press service of the Main Directorate of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia for the Stavropol Territory clarified, the suspect was hiding in abandoned buildings.
Earlier it was reported that on the night of July 24, Major Ruslan Abovyan, deputy head of the Criminal Investigation Department of Police Department No. 4, was killed in Stavropol. Near one of the high-rise buildings on Yuzhny Bypass street, two people attacked a policeman. One of them opened fire from small arms, after which the attackers fled the scene. Ruslan Abovyan, 37, received nine bullet wounds to the thigh and torso and later died in hospital. Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation opened a criminal case under clause “g” of Part 2 of Art. 105 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (murder), part 1 of Art. 222 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (illegal acquisition, transfer, sale, storage, transportation or carrying of weapons, their main parts, ammunition).
According to unofficial data, a 44-year-old native of Chechnya, Zaurbek Keniev, was put on the wanted list in connection with the murder.
One of the versions of the murder of Ruslan Abovyan is revenge. Six years ago he took part in the detention in Chechnya. Then, on April 19, 2015, during a special operation in Grozny, a local resident, Dzhambulat Dadaev, was killed by the Stavropol police. This story provoked the outrage of Ramzan Kadyrov. The head of Chechnya even allowed the Chechen security officials to open fire to kill on their colleagues from other Russian regions if they conduct operations not coordinated with the Chechen security forces.
Dadaev was wanted by the Stavropol security forces as a suspect in the assassination attempt on businessman Magomed Tazirov, better known as Maga Manassky. Tazirov was shot on September 12, 2014 in Stavropol. He received two bullet wounds, after which he underwent treatment in Moscow. Presumably, Dadaev tried to kill Tazirov because of the tender, which was “not divided.”