The gunman also shot Anastasia Baburova, a journalist from Russia’s Novaya Gazeta newspaper, when she tried to intervene. Baburova died later in a hospital.
Attorney Stanislav Markelov held a press conference earlier in the day opposing the early release of Col. Yury Budanov, who had been convicted of strangling a Chechen teenage girl. Budanov was released after serving only half his jail term.
Chechnya is an autonomous Russian republic. Rebels seeking independence there have long been fighting Russia.
MOSCOW, Russia (CNN), January 20, 2009