American journalist shot and killed in Ukraine

Brent Renaud, a prominent filmmaker and journalist from the United States, was shot and killed on Sunday.

The 50-year-old Renaud was working with Time Studios on a “project focused on the global refugee crisis,” according to a statement from Time.

Renaud had also worked with numerous other outlets, including HBO, NBC and The New York Times.

Ukraine’s Interior ministry reported he was killed in Irpin, a suburb of the besieged Ukrainian capital of Kyiv.

He was shot along with his reporting partner, Juan Arredondo.

In a video posted on a Ukrainian hospital’s Instagram page, Arredondo described the attack from a hospital bed.

“We were going to film other refugees leaving,” Arredondo said.

“We got on to a car, someone offered to take us to the other bridge. And we crossed the checkpoint, and someone started shooting at us..”

A statement from Anton Gerashchenko, adviser to Ukraine’s interior minister, said Renaud “paid with his life for attempting to expose the insidiousness, cruelty and ruthlessness of the aggressor.”

“We are devastated by the loss of Brent Renaud,” Time’s statement read.

“As an award-winning filmmaker and journalist, Brent tackled the toughest stories around the world often alongside his brother Craig Renaud.”

Renaud won a Peabody award in 2014 for a Vice News documentary called “Last Chance High,” which dealt with a Chicago school that “serves students with severe emotional disorders, who have been expelled (frequently more than once) from the city’s other public schools.”

The New York Times noted that along with his brother, Renaud “had covered the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, the earthquake in Haiti, cartel violence in Mexico and youth refugees in Central America.”