According to the source, the incident occurred Sunday evening, when three unknown men opened fire on officers after being stopped for a document check.
"Unexpectedly, the men started shooting at the police with pistols, and as a result one officer was killed instantly and another wounded," he said.
After the shooting the men escaped.
A search is underway and a criminal case has been launched.
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The main event of the third day of the 11th meeting of the Valdai International Discussion Club in Sochi was the closing session with President Vladimir Putin. The atmosphere was calm and open, despite the current political tensions and the Russia-West confrontation. The Russian president said that it corresponded to the spirit of the Valdai Club.