Ex-cop father of uni massacre 'gunman' admits helping son buy shotgun

Ex-cop father of university massacre ‘gunman’, 18, admits helping son buy shotgun ‘which killed six’ as funerals start for tragic victims and ‘shooter’s former girlfriend said he ‘joked’ about earlier ‘cool’ school bloodbath

  • Six people died in Timur Bekmansurov’s attack, including five women
  • He remains in hospital under armed guard after he was shot by a police officer
  • His father Marat Bekmansurov, 40, admitted giving his son £350 to buy his gun
  • An ex-girlfriend also revealed his morbid fascination with killing and shooting

The ex-cop father of an alleged gunman whose rampage at a Russian university left six people dead has admitted giving his son £350 towards the shotgun used in the attack.

Timur Bekmansurov, 18, was described as having a morbid fascination with a previous deadly school shooting earlier this year, telling his ex-girlfriend that he thought it was ‘cool.’

He remains under armed guard at a hospital in Perm, in the Ural Mountains, where one leg has been amputated and is being treated for multiple abdominal injuries after he was shot by a policeman.

Six people, including five students and a doctor, were killed in the horrific campus shooting at Perm State University on Monday morning that saw terrified students leaping out of windows to escape the carnage. 

Funerals have taken place for some of the victims whose families have been contacted by President Vladimir Putin who called it ‘a great loss not only for the families who lost their children but for the whole country.’ 

Dozens of others were wounded when the gunman went on the rampage with a 12-gauge shotgun with students jumping out of upper floor windows to flee.

Marat Bekmansurov, 40, a policeman before becoming a soldier, admitted he had helped his son buy the weapon he allegedly used in the campus bloodbath.

Marat Bekmansurov, 40, a policeman before becoming a soldier-for-hire, admitted he had helped his son buy the weapon he allegedly used in the campus bloodbath. ‘He saved money on his own for this gun, and I added [around £350] for him to buy it,’ said the father.

Haunting video footage shows 18-year-old ‘outcast’ Timur Bekmansurov stalking his victims with a shotgun in the corridors of the Perm State University in Russia’s Ural mountains

Funerals have taken place for some of the victims whose families have been contacted by President Vladimir Putin who called it ‘a great loss not only for the families who lost their children but for the whole country.’

CCTV footage shows Bekmansurov armed with a shotgun and stalking the corridors of the university


Left: 18-year-old Timur Bekmansurov, who went on the rampage at the Perm State University in Russia’s Ural mountains. Right: A barricade built by students at the university 

Timur is now guarded round the clock in hospital by 18 police backed up by OMON special forces troops.

His condition with wounds to his leg and lung, liver, and intestines, is described as ‘unstable, extremely difficult’.

‘He saved money on his own for this gun, and I added [around £350] for him to buy it,’ said the father.

The teenager ‘received a hunting permit and passed a medical examination, getting all the necessary documents to own a smooth-bore pump-action shotgun.’

He went to a local shooting gallery.

An unnamed ex-girlfriend told journalists that Timur Bekmansurov had been excited by a school shooting in Kazan in which nine died, a reaction which left her shocked.

They split up soon afterwards.

‘It was a shock for me, but Bekmansurov constantly joked that it was cool,’ she said.

Timur ‘did not condemn the shooter’s actions,’ but said he should have ‘specified the number of people he wanted to kill’.

‘He spoke negatively about humanity, explaining that people are “rotten,”‘ she said.

A funeral was held for Ekaterina Shakirova, 19, who was walking back from a university canteen with her friend Ksenia Samchenko, 18, when both were shot dead.

Also killed was Alexandra Mokhova, 20, who had wanted to become a mathematics teacher. A message on social media for Alexandra said: ‘Rest in peace our dear girl.’

Another was Anna Aigeldina, 24, from Udmurtia, who had a teaching role at Perm State University, the scene of the barbaric attack. 

Another victim was well-known local doctor Margarita Engaus, 66, who had accompanied schoolchildren on a visit to Perm State University’s botanical garden.

The children all survived and reports say she was hit as the gunman – wearing a World War Two helmet painted black – opened fire approaching the university on foot.

Yaroslav Aramlev, 19, an accomplished violinist who was studying robotics, was the only male to die in the massacre. 

All but one of the six who died were women after the black-clad gunman attacked the university. Among the victims was student Alexandra Mokhova, 20, (pictured) who had wanted to become a mathematics teacher


The youngest fatality was Ksenia Samchenko, 18, (right) a first year student like the suspected gunman, say reports. Female student Ekaterina Shakirova, 19, (left) walked directly into the path of the shooter, according to CCTV evidence. She was shot at close range


Another victim was Anna Aigeldina, 24, (left) from Udmurtia, who had a teaching role at Perm State University, scene of the barbaric attack. Eell-known local doctor Margarita Engaus, 66, (right) also died in the attack

Yaroslav Aramlev, 19, an accomplished violinist who was studying robotics, was the only male to die in the massacre

Students and staff of the university locked themselves in rooms, and the university urged those who could leave the campus to do so. 

It is the second mass shooting at an education facility in Russia this year. 

‘In my first plan I chose my school as a place for attack, but at the end of March I decided to change the place,’ shooter Bekmansurov wrote in social media posts before the attack.

‘The school was too unpleasant a place to spend the last 10 minutes of my life and kids there do not have enough scope to retreat. I considered different options: shopping malls, hospitals, an army recruiting office, theatres, the railway station.

‘All these were not suitable because of my schedule. I needed a place where the biggest concentration of people would be on a Monday, close to midday.’ 

Pictured: Students are seen jumping out of windows to escape a shooter at Perm State University in Russia’s Ural mountains on Monday


Pictured: The alleged gunman walking towards a building in footage shared on Monday (left) and posing with a firearm and giving the finger to the camera (right)


Left: A man dressed in black is shown walking through a courtyard towards a building. Right: A person is seen lying on the ground outside the university buildings

Bekmansurov told how from May ‘it became harder to control myself’. He wrote: ‘I decided to contact my closest circle of friends less frequently. I stopped communicating with some people at all, as I had a feeling I could harm them.’

He added: ‘I’m not the first and won’t be the last’ to stage such an attack. The ban on weapons will not save you, you will be killed by the cars, bombs, knives, everything that is at hand.

‘Outcasts like me will destroy everything around you, as your world is rotten and you are rotten inside.’     

In a rambling ‘manifesto’ posted before the shooting, the suspect wrote: ‘I still do not know if will end this by myself or allow police officers to (shoot me).

‘I think the second option will be funnier.

‘I cannot exclude that I could be detained. Ha, I’d be a loser then.’

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