Police officer served suspicion of murder during car chase in Kyiv

The prosecutor's office has served a suspicion notification on the patrol policeman who shot dead a BMW passenger in a recent night chase.

Deputy Prosecutor General of Ukraine Anatolii Matios said at a briefing, Censor.NET reports citing 112 Ukraine.

"The prosecutor's office has proved that the police officer involved in the pursuit understood there were three more people in the car but for the driver... The policeman intended to commit murder... Overall, this police officer fired 25 shots," Matios said.

The prosecutor's office has charged the policeman with abuse of office (part 3 of article 365 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine) and murder (part 1, 2, paragraph 5 of article 115 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine). A motion to elect a measure of restraint against the accused officer has been sent to court.

As reported by Ukrainski Novyny, Matios stressed the policeman knew other passengers were in the car and used weapons.

He is convinced that every law enforcement officer should be aware of the law, according to which the use of weapons is possible only in exceptional cases.

The investigation has established that while driving on the road, the policeman fired 14 shots with his service weapon, and four more shots later.

The prosecutor noted that when the car stopped, the policeman at point blank range fired at the car seat and then at the passenger seat.

According to Matios, the fatal bullet hit the back of the passenger. He also noted that the accused officer had served in militia previously.

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