Tragic Misunderstanding Leaves 5 Police Officers Dead

A tragic event struck the small Russian village of Knyazhychi when five police officers fired on each other by mistake. The shooting occurred in the wee hours of the morning as groups of police mistook each other for the suspects.

After a series of robberies, police got a tip that the thieves were planning to rob a house. At 4 am, officers set up a trap to catch the criminals. Two of the officers hid in an unfinished house and were supposed to signal the rest of the unit to take action when the suspects appeared. A security alarm in another home went off and more police responded to that call.

The shoot-out erupted with each group of police thinking the other group were the robbers. It left five officers dead.

The actual criminals were found shortly afterwards in Kyiv. “The three intruders were detained by police, their firearms were seized. They will be brought to justice,” said the Interior’s Ministry in a statement on their website.

Source: Kyiv Post
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