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Kazakhstan citizen murdered in New York over iPhone

18 october 2011, 18:16
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Kazakhstan citizen Viktor Kolodia was murdered over iPhone in Brooklyn, New York, Express K writes.

Karaganda-born Viktor Kolodia, 34, has been living in the U.S. for 10 year. Kolodia had a wife and a 7-year-old son in the U.S. and a grandmother in Karaganda. Along with his former countrymen Yevgeniy Borodachov and Andrey Shpak he was selling and repairing mobile phones.

According to Borodachov and Shpak, on September 30 Kolodia received a phone call from customers who made an appointment with him. He went down in the lobby of his building at around 9.00 pm. The building where Kolodia lived had video surveillance system in the lobby.

An argument started between Kolodia and his visitors over some iPhone and they shot him. The criminals managed to escape. Kolodia died in Kings County Hospital Center in Brooklyn. The video recording made by the surveillance camera turned out to be unclear. It only helped identify the number of the criminals: there were at least 3 of them.

Kazakhstan Foreign Ministry and General Consulate of Kazakhstan in the U.S. are checking information on the murder of Viktor Kolodia, Tengrinews.kz reports citing Foreign Ministry’s press-service.

“Kazakhstan Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Kazakhstan Consulate in New York are checking the victim’s relation to Kazakhstan. We are defining Viktor Kolodia’s citizenship. Such information (murder of a Kazakhstan citizen in the U.S.) has not been received by the Consulate and the Foreign Ministry,” Ministry’s press-secretary Ilyas Omarov said. “The man had been living in the U.S. for some time and could have received American citizenship.”

He also added that the incident happened about 1 month ago and Viktor Kolodia was already buried.

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