A man identified as Camal Illich Nadjar Vetshev has been shot and captured by police after allegedly provoking an altercation with a Venezuelan delivery worker making a delivery then shooting him in a public park in Barrio La Campiña, in Barranquilla. According to police, the man shot the worker, named Wuisleduin Piña Sarabia in the jaw. Nadjar then ran towards 87th street where he encountered two patrol officers, who were responding to the gunshots. Nadjar opened fire on the police officers, Adalberto Garcia Gravini and Michael Ibánez Martinez.
“One million paid per dead Veneco (Venezuelan)” Nadjar had posted on his Facebook page, according to reports.
That began a shootout with the police. Both police were hit, but Nadjar was reportedly shot multiple times and fell in the intersection of 87th Street and 44th Avenue. Nadjar was captured with a Taurus handgun in his possession. Carrying handguns is almost entirely prohibited in Colombia by civilians with very few exceptions, and for most people it is practically impossible to own any type of firearm.
Nadjar, according to news daily El Heraldo, is a Colombian citizen of Russian parents, and is a university student and fast food worker who lives in a building at the intersection of 77th Street and 55th Avenue in the coastal city of Barranquilla. Nadjar’s Facebook posts and photos contain multiple poses with military style firearms and Russian military statutes.
Photos: Facebook. Video courtesy of El Heraldo