Romanian authorities demand extradition of attempted murderer Vitalie Proca
Prosecutors consider it likely that the young male shot by Proca last November was the mistaken victim of a contract killing ordered by a Piatra Vitalie Proca, the main suspect in the Vitan gun attack, could be questioned by Romanian investigators in Moscow, Radu Gavris, head of the Bucharest Police Homicide Department, announced on Tuesday, although extradition documents have also been sent to Russia. Proca was arrested by Russian authorities on Feb 6.
Criminal prosecutors at the Prosecutor’s Office of the Bucharest Tribunal and Bucharest Homicide Dpt. officers raided six homes in the municipality of Piatra Neamt and the town of Roznov Tuesday morning in connection with the armed attack Nov 26, 2012, committed by the Moldovan national. Also Tuesday, Organized Crime and Anti-Terrorism Directorate (DIICOT) prosecutors searched the home of Ioan Dumitru Mironescu, under investigation for allegedly ordering the killing of Bogdan Mararu, given the likelihood for the Piatra Neamt attempt to have been rooted in the Vitan gun attack wherein the young male shot by Proca may have been mistaken for Mironescu.
Prosecutors’ supposition relies on the two youths living in the same district, driving similar black color car models with matriculation plates having a similar letter combination and both practice contact sports.
Given the circumstances, the two cases will be heard together ”in order to get a full picture of what happened, as well as to act cohesively toward dismantling the crime rings coordinated by Ioan Dumitru Mironescu and Bogdan Mararu within the area of the Piatra Neamt municipality, ” DIICOT shows.
Vitalie Proca is charged with shooting 26-year-old Razvan Isaila in the head and chest with a Kalashnikov automatic rifle and a Makarov pistol on Nov 26, 2012. The victim was taken to Floreasca Emergency Hospital where he underwent life-saving surgery.
Proca was caught in Moscow, Feb 6, with help from Police in Russia, Italy Moldova and The Scotland Yard, with the last looking for him after he committed a similar deed in the UK in the spring of last year, Romanian Police Chief Petre Toba has stated recently.
The Bucharest Tribunal Prosecutor’s Office ordered criminal proceedings being instituted against Vitalie Proca on aggravated attempted murder and non-compliance with the regime of arms and ammunition.