A Colombian Photographer has shared testimony on Brent Renaud’s death, as he was also with the American journalist when he was killed in the attack.
U.S. journalist Brent Renaud was killed by Russian forces in Irpin, Ukraine, Kyiv region police announced on social media on Sunday. Juan Arredondo, a Colombian World Press Photo award-winning photographer, was also with Renaud when he was killed in the attack.
In a tweet, Kyiv Region police identified Brent Renaud as the 50-year-old American journalist killed in the attack. Police uploaded a photo of his body as well as a U.S. passport as evidence, and an image of a press badge issued by The New York Times with his name on it.
An aide to Ukrainian Interior Minister, Anton Gerashchenko, said in a statement that Renaud “paid with his life for trying to expose the insidiousness, cruelty and ruthlessness of the aggressor,” according to a report in The New York Times.
Colombian Photographer’s Testimony On Brent Renaud’s Death
Winner of the World Press Photo, Juan Arredondo, was together with U.S. documentary filmmaker Brent Renaud, who was killed during the attack. In a video filmed by a journalist who was in the hospital, Arredondo revealed the details of Renaud’s final moments alive.
“We crossed the first bridge at Irpin. We were going to film all the refugees leaving. We got into a car…someone offered to take us to the other bridge, and we crossed a checkpoint, and they started shooting at us. Then the driver turned around, and they kept shooting… and there were two of us. My friend is Brent Renaud, and they shot him and left him behind,” Arredondo told Italian journalist Annalisa Camillim, as he was being treated in a hospital bed.
🔴🔴 Two American journalist shot by Russian at Irpin bridge. One is under surgery at the main hospital in Kyiv and the other was shot at the neck. pic.twitter.com/9lihX1JJ58
— annalisa camilli (@annalisacamilli) March 13, 2022
“I don’t know. I saw that he had been shot in the neck. And we got separated,” Arredondo added after the journalist asked him about Renaud’s last moments.