Turkish tourist shot dead in Koh Samui

Turkish tourist shot dead in Koh Samui

Foreign tourists went shopping at shops along Chaweng beach in Surat Thani in January last year. (Bangkok Post file photo)
Foreign tourists went shopping at shops along Chaweng beach in Surat Thani in January last year. (Bangkok Post file photo)

A Turkish tourist was shot dead outside a Koh Samui pub early Friday, allegedly by a security guard who argued with him outside the Chaweng beach bar.

The unidentified 34-year-old Turk sustained gunshots to the head and abdomen in front of the Solo Bar in tambon Borpud of Surat Thani province. Two pistols - a .38 and a 9mm loaded with bullets - a knife, and about 100,000 baht cash, were found near the body, Thai media reported.

Kabin Srisa-ard, the security guard who allegedly shot him, waited for police to surrender.

According to police, the Turkish tourist went to the Solo Bar drunk about 2am Friday and asked staffers to open the venue to serve him. An employee told him the pub was closed, but the man insisted on entering and blustered before leaving. 

Shortly later, he returned and made loud noise in front of the bar. He then got into an argument with Mr Kabin, during which the Turk pulled a gun on him, police said. Mr Kabin fired his own weapon in self-defence, investigators reported.


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