Colonel Sergei Sarapolsyev, head of the directorate of the Russian Investigative Committee for the Param region, was found dead in his home.
He was reported to have committed suicide. A gun was found near the body.
The colonel returned home after a meeting at the regional branch of the inquiry committee to discuss the investigation. Mass shooting at Perm State University… After the meeting, several officers were removed from participating in the investigation.
On September 22, Alexander Bastarkin, head of Russia’s Investigative Committee, arrived in Perm. He inspected the victims of the armed attack at the hospital and instructed investigators to find out the reasons for the attack on the university.
Sergei Sarapolsyev was born in 1967. He graduated from Perm State University, which was attacked by Perm gunman Timur Bekmansrov on September 20. Public Prosecutor. He was appointed head of Russia’s Investigative Committee in July 2018. Colleagues described him as an experienced and knowledgeable investigator.
On the morning of September 20, an armed gunman, Timur Bekmansrov, came to Perm State University and began shooting people. Six were killed and at least 20 were injured. The shooter was seriously injured during the arrest. Doctors had to amputate his left leg.
It is learned that Colonel Sergei Sarapolsyev, head of the Directorate of Russia’s Investigative Committee for the Perm Region, was criticized at a meeting several hours before his death. According to sources, the colonel was accused of poor organization of investigations and delay in responding to population complaints.
Following the outcome of the meeting, the colonel was given the opportunity to understand that he would have to resign.