In an interview posted to Twitter, the second reporter, whom The Guardian identified as photographer Juan Arredondo, said that Renaud was shot in the neck as they passed through a checkpoint in Irpin. Nebitov wrote that Renaud was killed and Arredondo was injured.
“We are shocked and saddened to learn of the death of U.S. journalist Brent Renaud in Ukraine. This kind of attack is totally unacceptable, and is a violation of international law,” said Carlos Martinez de la Serna, CPJ’s program director, in New York. “Russian forces in Ukraine must stop all violence against journalists and other civilians at once, and whoever killed Renaud should be held to account.”
In a statement, the New York Times said that Renaud was wearing a press badge from the newspaper at the time of the attack, but was not on assignment for the Times and had not contributed to the paper since 2015.
After the publication of this article, Time published a statement saying that Renaud had been working on a project covering refugees in the region for Time Studios, the company’s film and television production wing.
Renaud’s personal website states that he and his brother worked together as documentary filmmakers and television producers and had received a Peabody Award for their work. The website says they previously worked from Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, and Latin America.
Arredondo’s website says he is a Colombian-American photographer who has contributed to the New York Times, National Geographic, and other outlets.
[Editors’ note: This article has been updated to include the statement from Time.]