Russian journalist Arkady Babchenko is shot and killed in Kiev
Update: Arkady Babchenko is alive.
Russian journalist Arkady Babchenko was shot and killed in Kiev on Tuesday, May 29. According to fellow journalist Ayder Muzhdabaev, he was shot in the back while at home. A source told the website Obozrevatel.com that Babchenko died before paramedics could get him to the hospital.
Ukrainian law enforcement later confirmed Babchenko's death. According to police, Babchenko's wife says she was in the bathroom when she heard what sounded like several loud claps. When she exited, she says she found her husband covered in blood. He apparently died in the ambulance on the way to the hospital.
In a press statement, the Kiev police department said it believes Babchenko was killed as a reprisal for his work as a journalist.