A man in the Russian city of Yaroslavl blew himself up with a grenade early on Monday after he shot dead one policeman and wounded another, local police said in statements.
The two police officers were conducting routine checks for car theft in Yaroslavl, 250 kilometers northeast of Moscow, when they approached an unidentified man to check his documents. The man then shot and killed 24-year-old Senior Lieutenant Vladislav Voronov and shot his 38-year-old colleague. Voronov will be buried on Wednesday with military honors, police said.
Police officers tried to pursue the shooter to give up his arms and surrender, but he opened fire and then blew himself up with a grenade, the statement said.
The shooter was born in 1984, according to the police statement, and worked as a DJ at several of the city's nightclubs, according to the Ren-TV television station.