A teenage assassin who killed a female detective boasted to Russian cops that it was ‘just like’ playing his favourite ‘Hitman’ video game.
‘Fearless’ detective Lt-Col Evgenia Shishkina, 49, was shot in the neck and chest as she left home near Moscow in the morning by Abdulaziz Abdulazizov, 19.
She died in her husband’s arms.
A teenage assassin believed to have been hired on the dark web has been jailed for 14 years after killing a female detective in Russia. Pictured: Abdulaziz Abdulazizov, 19, demonstrates to investigators how he gunned down the detective
Police said that Abdulazizov was playing out a role in his favourite video game, ‘Hitman’, in which the player controls a contract killer (pictured)
Abdulazizov, a trainee doctor-turned killer, played out a role from his favourite video game Hitman in which the player controls a contract killer, say police.
Abdulazizov has been jailed for 14 years.
Russian law enforcement believe the case is an unusual documented example of an assassination ordered via the dark net, a part of the internet not open to public view.
The contract killing was initiated by a man using the nickname Migel Morales, Moscow regional court was told.
His real identity is Yaroslav Sumbaev, owner of an illegal dark net narcotics store.
Shishkina had been investigating him, and he had previously sought to assassinate her, say reports.
‘Fearless’ detective Lt-Col Evgenia Shishkina, 49 (pictured in a photograph at her memorial) was shot in the neck and chest as she was leaving her Moscow home with her husband
Abdulazizov was taken by investigators to the crime scene to recreate the assassination (pictured). A video of the recreation shows him explaining how he killed the detective
He is to face a separate trial also involving a multi-million pound air and railway ticket fraud that Shishkina was probing.
Sumbaev initially hired an underage schoolboy but then Abdulazizov was assigned for the killing.
A chilling video shows the medical student demonstrating to investigators how he gunned down the respected detective after lying in wait for her at her home in the village of Arkhangelskoye.
‘She turned around when I took out the gun,’ he said. ‘She saw the gun and screamed and waved at me with her bag.
‘I slipped. Then I shot… in the neck.’
Abdulaziz Abdulazizov, a trainee doctor-turned killer, has been jailed for 14 years. Police say he was hired on the dark web to kill the detective by Yaroslav Sumbaev, owner of an illegal dark net narcotics store
After he was detained, the teenage murderer told police it was ‘just like Hitman’ – his favourite video game involving a contract killer.
‘He agreed to try and be a contract killer in real life,’ said a report citing law enforcement.
Shishkina, one of Moscow’s top criminal investigators, had a ‘fearless’ reputation for fighting corruption.
Abdulazizov said he was told she was a ‘bad woman’.
Shishkina had been investigating Sumbaev (pictured in court) over another case involving a multi-million pound air and railway ticket fraud that Shishkina was probing
Pictured: The crime scene, cordoned off by police, where Shishkina was murdered. She died in her husband’s arms
Shishkina’s husband Oleg, a retired police lieutenant-colonel, had followed his wife out of their flat.
‘She died in my arms,’ he said. ‘She did not say a word, she was wheezing and that was it…’
Abdulazizov was later paid £4,700 in bitcoins, less than he was originally promised – £11,700 – for carrying out the killing.