Censor.NET reports citing the Defense Ministry.
The murder happened near the bus station 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.
The attacker was identified; his name is Oleksandr Hrachov.
"An unknown person shot a patrol crew in Dnipro city around 10 a.m. today. He was driving a Citroеn vehicle with presumed number plates АЕ 7053 АА," Chief of the National Police in the Donetsk region Viacheslav Abroskin commented. "We should find the bastard and finish him during the arrest. You cannot kill police officers," he added.
The patrol officer died on spot, his female partner was taken to emergency room with a spine wound.
First Deputy Head of the National Police Vadym Troian and Head of the Criminal Investigation Department of the National Police Dmytro Holovin departed to the scene.
"Siren" operational plan has been introduced to find the perpetrator.
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