Russian police arrest man over gun rampage

Shooter killed six people, including two teenage girls, in city of Belgorod

Sergei Pomazun, a former convict, who is the main suspect of a shooting  in Belgorod in south-east Russia. Photogrpah: Russian Interior Ministry of Belgorod region

Sergei Pomazun, a former convict, who is the main suspect of a shooting in Belgorod in south-east Russia. Photogrpah: Russian Interior Ministry of Belgorod region

Wed, Apr 24, 2013, 10:24

Police have apprehended a man accused of killing six people in a shooting spree in south-west Russia earlier this week.

Police in the city of Belgorod said in a statement today that they detained 31-year-old Sergei Pomazun outside a train station.

They said he injured a police officer with a knife while resisting arrest.

A man opened fire on Monday afternoon while attempting to rob a gun store, killing four employees.

He then started shooting on the street outside, killing a 14-year-old girl, before escaping in a car. A second girl (16), later died in the hospital.

Police said that some 2,000 people were involved in the two-day-long operation to find the suspected shooter.

Russia’s Investigative Committee said that Pomazun has refused to co-operate with officials.

AP