SIMFEROPOL, October 11. /TASS/. The son of Bekir Nebiyev who is accused of attacking an ambulance station in Crimea’s capital Simferopol killing two medics and wounding two others helped searching for his father. The detention of Eskander Nebiyev is not linked to the shooting at the ambulance station, senior aide to the head the Russian Investigative Committee’s Crimean department Yevgeniya Belikova told TASS.
"Eskander Nebiyev actively assisted the investigation of his father’s case, he took part in searching for the suspect of the attack on the medics. His detention is linked to another criminal case," Belikova said.
Meanwhile, Crimea’s Prosecutor-General Natalia Poklonskaya told TASS that a court in Simferopol was reviewing the case of Eskander Nebiyev. He is accused of involvement in mass unrest that took place outside the parliament building in Simferopol on February 26, 2014. The case is unrelated to the shooting at the ambulance station.
"He [Eskander Nebiyev] actively cooperated with investigation on his father’s case. During the court hearing he repeatedly said that he was ashamed of his father’s behavior but was not responsible for these actions. Nebiyev Jr. apologized for that," Poklonskaya said.
On October 9, the court reviewing the case of mass riots placed Eskender Nebiyev into custody until sentencing.
The body of Bekir Nebiyev was found in the woodland not far from Simferopol on Saturday. Although it was heavily mauled by wild animals, the bullet hole on the suspect’s clothes gave investigators grounds to suggest that the man had committed suicide. The gun he allegedly fired from at the medics was found nearby.