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Suspect in Deadly Car Theft Has Alibi

Police detained a suspect in connection with a shootout with police that left two people dead in southwestern Moscow, but released him because he had an airtight alibi, the Lifenews.ru tabloid reported Wednesday.

Investigators had suspected that Abdul-Zakir Ismailov was involved in an attempted car robbery together with his brother, Shamil Ismailov, who was killed in the shootout that ensued after police happened upon thieves early Thursday.

But it turned out that Abdul-Zakir Ismailov was only implicated because his passport was found on his brother's body, Lifenews.ru said.

Police are still looking for Shamil Ismailov's accomplice, who fled, as well as a possible third suspect involved in the incident.

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