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Penza resident sentenced to 16 years in colony for firing at police officers in Ulyanovsk

08:30 | 16.07.2016 | Crime

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Penza, 16 July 2016. PenzaNews. 57-year-old Nikolay Zhilkin from Penza who in the spring of 2016 opened fire at police officers in Ulyanovsk, is sentenced to 16 years of imprisonment with serving sentence in maximum security penal colony.

Penza resident sentenced to 16 years in colony for firing at police officers in Ulyanovsk

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“It is established that Nikolay Zhilkin, previously convicted for deliberate causing serious harm to person’s health, was suspected of theft. The criminal was seen in Ulyanovsk, and on May 21, 2015 the officers of Russian MIA of both cities took joint actions. During pursuit near one of houses in Aviastroiteley Avenue, Nikolay Zhilkin fired at police officers nine times from Stechkin automatic gun, as a result one of the officers was wounded in a leg,” the press service of prosecutor's office in the Ulyanovsk region told “PenzaNews.”

They specified that, despite armed resistance, the suspect was detained.

“In the criminal’s car police found Beretta gun with the device for silent shooting and cartridges. Besides, it is established that during pursuit the criminal attempted to steal Renault Megane, and earlier robbed a woman taking the USSR medals,” the office added.

The sentence did not come into force yet and can be appealed in the time established by the law.

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