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Policemen suspected of killing boy arrested for 60 days

On 4 June, Kyiv's Holosiyivskyy district court put patrol policeman Ivan Prykhodko into custody for two months as a measure of pre-trial restraint, according to an LB.ua correspondent.

Suspected policeman Ivan Prykhodko
Photo: Tetyana Bezruk
Suspected policeman Ivan Prykhodko

Prykhodko is suspected of firing a bullet which deadly wounded five-year-old Kyrylo Tlyavov. The boy was playing outside his house while two policemen, presumably off duty and drunk, had a target practice in a residential area in Pereyaslav-Khmelnytskyy. The boy was wounded to the head by a stray bullet. He died in a Kyiv hospital on 3 June.

The second suspect is patrol policeman Volodymyr Petrovets. He denies shooting but may have been involved in hiding the weapon.

Second suspect Volodymyr Petrovets
Photo: Tetyana Bezruk
Second suspect Volodymyr Petrovets

After the detention, he refused to undergo an alcohol test.

He was also arrested for 60 days.

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