Russian Ambassador to Turkey Andrei Karlov passed away Monday after being shot at an art exhibition in Ankara, Turkey.
Footage of the assassination was released by authorities shortly after the shooting took place.
WATCH (WARNING, GRAPHIC):
The gunman has been identified as Mevlut Mert Altintas, a Turkish police officer.
— Alex Kokcharov (@AlexKokcharov) December 19, 2016
Authorities shot and killed Altintas shortly after the attack took place.
Private NTV news channel reports Turkish police have fatally shot gunman who attacked Russian ambassador. https://t.co/7PR9aeBWTV
— The Associated Press (@AP) December 19, 2016
MSNBC reported just after 12:30 p.m. EST that after shooting Karlov, Altintas shouted “Allahu Akhbar.”
He continued to speak in Arabic — yelling, “remember Aleppo! Remember Syria!” — then switched to Turkish and again back to Arabic before being taken out by police.
This is a developing situation. Check back for updates.