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Charge Pressed against Two Brothers within Criminal Case Investigated on Assault against Police Officers

18.10.2019 17:52

In the result of necessary investigatory and other procedural actions conducted within the criminal case investigated in the Investigative Division of Qanaqer-Zeytun administrative districts of Yerevan Investigative Department of the RA Investigative Committee a number of circumstances of assault committed against police officers were found out. Charge was pressed against the brothers, born in 2003 and 2001.

It was earlier informed that on October 16 policemen Tigran Araqelyan, born in 1981, with a diagnosis of “biological death, firearm injury on the left arm” and A. Hakobyan, born in 1994, with a diagnosis of «laceration at the top of the skull» were taken to “Saint Gregory the Illuminator” medical center.

Through investigation of the criminal case a number of circumstances were found out, the persons having committed the alleged crime were identified; they are brothers, born in 2003 and 2001.

Pursuant to data obtained through investigation, on October 16 at about 03:40 while carrying out their service duties the police officers noticed two persons at the entrance of «Haghtanak» park. The latters, seeing the patrol car, fled. The police officers pursued them and caught at Azatutyun Avenue. They tried to escape and one of them stole the weapon fixed to one of the police officers, hit A. Hakobyan on his head and fired a shot towards T. Arakelyan on his left arm. The latter died of the bodily injury he had sustained.

In the result of investigatory actions it was found out that the policeman T. Arakelyan had been caused bodily injury incompatible with life and the policeman A. Hakobyan had been caused bodily injury on the head by a juvenile, born in 2003.

Through investigation it was also found out that a few hours before the incident the brothers had committed theft from a beauty salon located in Arabkir administrative district and had hidden the stolen things under one of the bridges.

On the base of the obtained sufficient evidence charge was pressed against the juvenile, born in 2003, according to the Point 2 of the Part 2 of the Article 104, the Part 2 of the Article 316, the Point 3 of the Part 3 of the Article 238 and the Points 1 and 3 of the Part 2 of the Article 177 of RA Criminal Code. Charge was pressed against the teenager, born in 2001, according to the Part 1 of the Article 316 and the Points 1 and 3 of the Part 2 of the Article 177 of RA Criminal Code. The investigator submitted a motion to court to choose detention as a pretrial measure against them.

Preliminary investigation is ongoing.

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



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