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Sustaining Firearm Injury by 37 Year-Old Man Disclosed

14.01.2020 10:48

Investigation is conducted in Kotayk Regional Investigative Department of the RA Investigative Committee to find out all circumstances of hooliganism and sustaining firearm injuries by a 37 year-old man.

On December 22, 2019 at 07:20 a call was received from «Saint Gregory the Illuminator» medical center informing that the resident of Kotayk province, born in 1982, with a firearm injury on the left knee was taken to them. The latter told that he had sustained the mentioned injury in the result of firing from a firearm he had found at the bridge of Nor Gyugh village of Kotayk province.

A criminal case was initiated in the RA IC Abovyan Investigative Division of Kotayk Regional Investigative Department according to the Part 1 of the Article 258 and the Part 1 of the Article 235 of RA Criminal Code.

In the result of urgent investigatory actions and operative-intelligence measures a number of circumstances, including those of sustaining firearm injury by the man were found out.

Pursuant to initial data, on December 21, 2019 37 year-old man took part in a party held in a restaurant complex located in Kotayk province during which the latter, being under the influence of alcohol, in order to emphasize his own privilege over others fired three time into the air from a firearm kept by him illegally damaging the ceiling and walls of the hall, forming an atmosphere of fear and anxiety among partygoers.. Then he left in his car of «BMW» make where he negligently fired on his left leg causing bodily injury.

During preliminary investigation investigatory and other procedural actions of great volume were conducted - a number of witnesses were questioned, inspections of the scene, searches were conducted. As a result, the combat firearm of «BERETTA» model, the capsule fired from the firearm were found and confiscated, the clothes 37 year-old man was wearing at the moment of the incident, as well as other significant items were confiscated.

A number of forensic examinations, including forensic medical, forensic trace and forensic ballistic examinations were commissioned to find out circumstances significant for the criminal case.

On the base of the obtained sufficient evidence charge was pressed against the resident of Kotayk province according to the Part 1 of the Article 258 and the Part 1 of the Article 235 of RA Criminal Code.

The investigator submitted a motion to court to choose detention as a pretrial measure against him. It was sufficed.

Preliminary investigation is ongoing. Measures are taken to provide the comprehensive, complete and objective investigation of circumstances of the case.


Note; Everyone charged with alleged crime offence shall be presumed innocent until proved guilty according to law.


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