Medalist of the championship of Russia on biathlon was shot in USA

Призера чемпионата России по сноуборду застрелили в США

In the American Los Angeles shot and killed a Russian snowboarder, bronze-medalist of the Russian championship in the discipline of “big air” Dmitry Koltsov. Circumstances of incident are investigated by the consular division of the Russian Embassy in the United States, which reported the incident to .

“I learned from the media about the tragic death in Los Angeles of a Russian citizen Dmitry Koltsov. Find out the circumstances of the incident, sent requests to the American authorities. Keep in touch with relatives Koltsova,” – said at the Embassy.

According to local media, the attack occurred in the morning of June 10. The alleged offender is a 30-year-old Rhett McKenzie Nelson. Previously he was arrested by American guards.

According to the version of mass-media, Nelson shot 31-year-old athlete and his companion from the car. After that, the attacker killed Deputy Sheriff Joseph Solana.

The alleged offender was charged with murder and also robbery of a gas station and one of the shops. If he is found guilty, the man facing a life sentence without possibility of parole or the death penalty.