An Omsk region police officer shot dead his girlfriend and a taxi driver before turning his service pistol on himself, raising new concerns about the psychological fitness of the country’s police force after a Moscow policeman went on a shooting spree in April.
Alexander Mets, 21, a police lieutenant from the town of Nazyvayevsk, located 150 kilometers northwest of the city of Omsk, is suspected of acting out of jealousy when he killed his 21-year-old girlfriend on Monday afternoon in Omsk, the Investigative Committee said in a statement Tuesday.
Mets had a spotless service record before the shootings, Omsk region police said in a statement.
Mets left work in Nazyvayevsk without permission at about 5 p.m. Monday, taking his service Makarov pistol and 16 bullets, the Investigative Committee said. He departed to Omsk in a gypsy taxi car driven by an acquaintance, a 33-year-old resident of Nazyvayevsk, it said.
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