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The source reported the death of the gunman by police in Moscow

The man who opened fire in the West of Moscow by police, died in hospital from his wounds, told RIA Novosti source in law enforcement bodies.

"He (the shooter) died in hospital," - said the Agency interlocutor.

As reported in the press service of the MIA, house district 156 Leninsky prospect, the traffic police stopped a taxi for a traffic violation. After that they, presumably from a traumatic weapons, began to shoot a passerby.

To disarm the wounded police officers had to open fire from the service weapon. The man was wounded and detained.

The scene cordoned off, went to the head of GSU SK across Moscow Andrey Strizhov, as well as forensic investigators.

A criminal case was opened under the article of "encroachment on life of law enforcement officer".