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(photo credit: Marc Israel Sellem/The Jerusalem Post)
Kiryat Yam residents issued a police complaint in 2010 against a local man
suspected of killing three people on Monday night before taking his own
The police complaint, published by “Krayot.com” on Tuesday, says
that Dov Tagar was a violent, unstable man who threatened his neighbors and
“anyone who criticized him,” according to the report. The report also includes a
complaint sent by the municipality to police, after the complaint did not result
in a police investigation, the report stated.
Police said Monday that
Tagar had no criminal record.
Coastal District Police suspect that Tagar,
46, killed three people, including his girlfriend and her 17-year-old son,
before killing himself with a single gunshot wound to the head as police closed
in Monday night.
Police believe the first victim was Tagar’s friend, a
hairstylist named Dov Yosef, 52, who was found shot to death in an elevator in a
commercial building in Kiryat Haim. Police believe that Tagar shot Yosef and
then fled in Yosef’s car, before he was cornered in a parking lot by
After Tagar was found dead, police found the bodies of Tagar’s
girlfriend, Hatuela Kozniev, and her teenage son, Alex, stabbed to death in
their Kiryat Shmuel apartment.
Police suspect that Tagar left the
apartment and then made his way to Kiryat Haim, where he murdered
Tagar was a security guard who used the pistol given to him by his
job to kill Yosef. It is unclear why the police complaint or the complaint
issued by the municipality did not prevent him from being licensed to carry a
firearm for work.
The killing spree is currently being investigated as a
crime driven by rage or jealousy on the part of Tagar.