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 Police officers’ killing in Dnipro City to be solved even without murder weapon, adviser to Interior Minister says

The murder weapon in the case of the patrol police officers Artem Kutushev and Olha Makarenko killed in Dnipro City has never been found.

As reported by Censor.NET, People's Front faction MP, adviser to the Interior Minister Anton Herashchenko said on air of 112 Ukraine TV channel.

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"Puhachov, the suspect in the police officers' murder, is in custody in a remand prison. The court imposed pretrial custody without right to bail against him. He has been charged with the murder of two police officers. I think that the pretrial investigation will be completed in about four months, since expert examinations take some time. I guess the case will be referred to the court in February...

"Unfortunately, the investigators have not found the weapon, but this will not prevent them from solving this crime since there are videos and witnesses," Herashchenko said.

Read more: Suspect in Dnipro police officers' murder case detained for two months

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. Patrol officer Artem Kutushev died on spot, while his female partner officer Olha Makarenko did not survive a surgery.

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Later, the interior minister confirmed detention of a suspect in the murder in a hospital where he addressed for treatment of a gunshot wound caused by Kutushev. The suspect is former Tornado fighter, previously convicted Oleksandr Puhachov. He has been served a notice of suspicion for murder of two police officers in Dnipro City, however, refuses to testify.

Tragic footage from the chest camera of murdered police officer Artem Kutushev was uploaded online later. The Interior Ministry says they will not publish the entire camera record for ethical reasons.
 
 
 
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