Wasilla Police Department

WASILLA — On New Year’s Eve at 3:56 a.m., Denys Abramov approached the Wasilla Police Department where he admitted to shooting his mother, Ohla Abramova, and was charged with second-degree murder and misconduct involving controlled substances in the fourth- and fifth-degree.

Abramov was arraigned on New Year’s Day and is scheduled for a preliminary hearing on Jan. 10.

“I shot my mom,” Abramov told WPD through a translator. “She is dead.”

Abramov walked toward a Wasilla police officer who was taking K9 Echo out for a bathroom break. When Abramov approached, the officer informed him that Echo was off leash and that he should not approach. Abramov walked directly at the officer and Echo, who then ‘tactically withdrew’ back into WPD, according to court documents. The officer then informed other officers, who contacted Abramov directly behind the WPD building. While attempting to talk to Abramov, WPD officers instructed him to take his hands out of his pockets three times.

““The male I could see had a thousand-yard stare and was just staring in my eyes while he advanced towards me. The male took his hands out of his pockets and in his hand came out of his pocket was a handgun,” according to the affidavit.

Abramov’s Ruger SP 101 .357 caliber pistol was taken and Abramov was detained. Initial attempts to speak Russian talk to Abramov in an investigation room were unsuccessful. Abramov admitted to consuming alcohol and inside his Chevy Aveo was discovered a six pack of beer with one missing. Eventually, a translator speaking Ukranian and Russian was able to get Abramov to confess to shooting his mother. An officer then swabbed the right hand of Abramov to get a drop of blood as evidence and discovered Deny’s mother Ohla’s body outside a church on near Bogard Road and Dellwood Street. Ohla Abramova was pronounced dead at 5:27 a.m. on New Year’s Eve.

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