18:35 Sep. 25, 2016
Suspect found in local hospital with the stomach wound
Ukrainian Minister of the Interior Arsen Avakov informed about the detaining of the suspected killer of now police officers in the Dnipro city.
"Scum who killed police officers detained. Female police officer managed to shoot him before her own death and hit him. Suspect having a surgery in one of the Dnipro's hospitals," he wrote on a Facebook.
Attacker came to the Mechnikov hospital in Dnipro city by himself to get medical help, local media 056.ua reports referring to the chief physician Serhiy Ryzhenko. Doctors reported a patient with bullet wound to the law enforcement agencies and police detained a gunman.
"He had a gunshot wound saying to our doctors, that he trusts them, because he had been treated by them after an injury in Anti-terrorist operation zone (in Donbas - UT)," - Ryzhenko said.
President Petro Poroshenko already commented the situation.
"I express my condolences to the families of those killed in the Dnipro city. Crime is challenging us all. Therefore we appreciate and respect the heroism of police officers who risked their lives to protect Ukraine. Evil must be punished," he posted on Facebook.
Earlier law enforcement unit stormed an apartment in the Dnipro city, but the police killer was not there, Ukrinform reports referring to a spokeswoman of National Police Directorate in the Dnipropetrovsk region Anna Starchevska. Also police refute media information that the suspect in the patrol officers killing held any hostages, press officer of the National police Jaroslav Trakalo told Ukrinform.
As reported, patrol police officers were shot in Dnipro today. One of them was killed on the scene, the second one died in hospital during surgery.