MOSCOW, November 18 (RIA Novosti) – Russia has handed over a man wanted for murder in Romania to authorities in the Southeast European nation, Russia’s Interior Ministry said Monday.
Vitaly Proka, a 34-year-old citizen of Moldova, is suspected of killing a Romanian businessman last November in the country’s capital, Bucharest, police said.
“Proka tracked [him] down and shot him with an AK-47 automatic, then shot him a few more times with a Makarov [semi-automatic pistol],” the statement said. “Then he threw away the weapons at the scene of the crime and fled in a car.”
Police said the suspect has been charged with murder and illegal weapons and ammunition possession.
Proka was arrested in Moscow in February, police said.
Officials said Russian authorities have been working with Interpol to extradite him to Romania.