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Moonlighting Taxi Driver Confesses to Killing Client With 'Homemade' Gun

A 26-year-old man who, while moonlighting as a taxi driver, shot a client to death then concealed the body under a layer of concrete in a rented garage has confessed to the crime after a surveillance video helped identify him, media reported from the southeast Siberian city of Omsk.

Upon being questioned by police, the driver, identified in news reports only as "Pavel," admitted to shooting the victim to death with a "homemade" gun after an argument erupted in the early morning hours of June 30, local investigators said in a statement.

He then drove the body to a garage where he dug a pit and threw the body inside before covering it in a cement mix, the statement said. Police identified the client as Damir Gazzirov, the missing CEO of local water filtration equipment supplier Zhivaya Voda, or "Water of Life."

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