In a wild shootout seemingly lifted from a TV cop drama, 48-year-old Ilya Iglanov shot his business partner, Semyon Levin, 52, to death at about 12:30 yesterday afternoon in Staten Island before cops came to the scene and gunned him down. Levin’s wife, Marina Tartakovskaya, 45, was shot in the stomach and wounded by Iglanov. The Post has the best account:
The drama unfolded at 12:30 p.m. when Tartakovskaya let Iglanov into their home, police said. The couple developed military-grade flashlights.
Iglanov pulled a .25-caliber semi-automatic pistol and shot them in their kitchen, law enforcement sources said.
A wounded Tartakovskaya stumbled out a side door and out to the driveway where she ran into neighbors walking their dog.
Suddenly, Iglanov came out of the house and approached the male dog walker and put a gun to the man’s head and pulled the trigger, officials said.
But the gun jammed and Iglanov fled back inside the house.
The first arriving officers found the armed lunatic cowering in a closet with a gun to his head, cops added. He pulled the trigger several times, but the pistol didn’t fire, officials said.
The NYPD then brought in its big guns, the Robocop-like Emergency Service Unit cops. The Post says the cops heard a single shot and found Iglanov still alive and “brandishing his weapon at officers.” So the heavily armed unit fired seven bullets at him, apparently finishing the job that Iglanov had already started. In any case, the cops put everyone out of his misery.