He turned out to be a local locksmith Oleksandr Poiarkov, 47, who quit his job in May after payment delays, chief of Kharkiv region's Police Department Oleh Bekh told a briefing Tuesday, Censor.NET reports citing UNIAN.
The law enforcers found the body of Poiarkov's wife in the house where the couple lived.
According to the police chief, the woman died from multiple gunshot wounds in the arms, neck, and face on Aug. 19. The man had been drinking heavily since he became unemployed and suffered from depression. Investigators say his wife had sought a divorce amid systemic fights and altercations in the family. On the day of the deadly shooting, the man was intoxicated with alcohol, detectives say.
As reported, a police officer was gunned down and a security guard was shot and wounded by an unidentified gunman who attacked Kharkiv City Council on the night of Aug. 20. The assailant was later shot dead by the police.