The General Prosecutor’s Office of Georgia filed charges against two persons for shooting at the former mayor of Dmanisi, Giorgi Tatuashvili. The Prosecutor’s Office disseminates information about this.
The agency says the persons involved in the incident avoided reporting to the investigative agency, which is why they were charged in absentia. The Prosecutor’s Office applies to the court with a motion to impose imprisonment for the defendants as a preventive measure.
“Georgia’s Prosecutor’s Office filed charges against two persons on the facts of attempted murder committed by a group and illegal purchase and possession of firearms.
The investigation carried out by the Ministry of Internal Affairs established that the defendants, due to past conflict, with the intention of murder, chased the victim’s car moving towards Dmanisi and fired several shots in the direction of the car. As the defendants avoided appearing before the investigative body, they were charged in absentia under Article 19,109, sub-paragraph “i” (attempted murder committed in a group) and Article 236, parts 3, 4 and 5 of the Criminal Code of Georgia (illegal purchase and carrying of firearms), which provides for 16 to 20 years of imprisonment.
The Prosecutor’s Office will apply to the court with a motion to use imprisonment as a preventive measure for the accused within the time limit set by the law,” reads the statement.
The former mayor of Dmanisi municipality, Giorgi Tatuashvili, who was running for the local elections in 2021 with the opposition quota, claims that he was attacked today by people close to the “Georgian Dream.”
He was allegedly shot five times while driving a car on November 1.