“The death of a young person arouses concern. This is an alarming event. But on the other hand, let’s remember that colleagues reacted to a report of committed and preparation for committing another crime”, said the Chief Secretary of the Ministry of Internal Affairs on Nova TV. Zhivko Kotsev in relation to the young man who was killed during a chase with the police.
“There was a robbery before, and robbery is a crime with a high degree of public danger. As a senior professional leader, I defend every lawful action of police officers. I openly advocate the thesis that our police officers need self-confidence,” said the Chief Secretary of the Ministry of Internal Affairs .
“On the evening in question, the colleague took advantage of one of the many powers given by the Law on the Ministry of Internal Affairs. One of them is the use of weapons when absolutely necessary. We have a report of a crime committed, response, rapid location of suspects, failure to comply with police orders , pursuits and the use of weapons. The use of weapons was after warning shots had been fired. His behavior is reprehensible, as he also carried a personal weapon with him. The Ministry of the Interior has an instruction according to which employees carry out their duties with service weapons,” he specified .
The distance from which the shot was fired is the subject of an investigation within the ongoing investigation. When asked if there was an absolute necessity to use a firearm, Kotsev explained: “According to the police reports, the necessity to use a weapon is justified. In my opinion, there was a necessity, but this remains to be clarified.” It will be clarified whether the uniformed person fell out. in the conditions of unavoidable defense.“I do not have such data,” added the Secretary General.
The murder of Alexei Petrov
“The murder of Alexei Petrov is a crime with factual and legal complexity given his biography. It is necessary to examine all processes. There is no need to rush. We have two versions that cumulate many sub-versions. One is related to personal life, and the other, that the murder is related to the business and private activity of Aleksey Petrov”, he commented.
“This attempt was very well organized, prepared in advance. Alexey Petrov was observed, studied. And the right moment was chosen to carry out this attempt. At a time when he was without security, at a time when he was in Vitosha Park there were many tourists, which created favorable conditions for the anonymity of the perpetrator”, said the general secretary.
Kotsev clarified that Petrov’s bodyguards passed a lie detector. At the moment, there are no suspicions against any of them.