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 Puhachov charged with murder of police officers, served notice of suspicion, but still gave no testimony, - police deputy chief

National Police Deputy Chief Vadym Troian says that detained Oleksandr Puhachov has already been served notice of suspicion of murder of two patrol police officers in Dnipro City issued within the relevant criminal proceedings. However, the suspect has given no testimony so far.

Censor.NET reports citing Radio Svoboda.

He also noted that 23 expert examinations were scheduled to be carried out under this criminal case.

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According to him, fingerprint examination has already proved that Oleksandr Puhachov, also wanted for commission of other crimes, was the person detained in the hospital after the police officers had been murdered in Dnipro.

"We compared the fingerprints with those we took from the criminal case into offense committed in Donetsk in 2003. There is no doubt. 23 expert examinations have been scheduled under this criminal case," the official said.

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According to the police deputy chief, Sunday morning the law enforcer approached the suspect and told about traffic regulations violation. The policeman showed his ID and asked the suspect to show driver's license and insurance. The perpetrator showed a war veteran's certificate instead. When the police officer started checking the person's records, he used force.

As reported, a traffic law violator shot a patrol officer dead and wounded his female partner in Dnipro City Sunday morning. According to preliminary information, the patrol crew stopped a Citroen car for violation of traffic rules. The driver began to resist the police officers, made a few shots, and fled the scene. A male patrol officer died on spot, while his female partner officer did not survive a surgery. Later, the interior minister confirmed detention of a suspect in the murder.

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