Man Shot Dead in Poipet

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Man Shot Dead in Poipet

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Cambodia Breaking News, (Banteay Meanchey): According to reports, at about 1 am in the morning of 3 May 2020 in Poipet, a man on a motorbike was shot dead near the market in the city center. Witnesses say that he collapsed in a pool of blood after being shot at several times.
The victim has been identified as Heang Sokuntheara, a 24-year-old Cambodian living in Srasatlak village, Sangkat Phsar Kandal, Poipet City.
The motive for the shooting has yet to be determined, but the authorities are currently investigating the case to track down the killers.
The general public is upset about the violent murder and hopeful that the police will find the suspects and arrest them soon.
More details to come.
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Re: Man Shot Dead in Poipet

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UPDATE: The victim was a casino worker; and the shots were fired by a policeman.

Casino worker killed in scuffle
03 May 2020 | 22:25 ICT

A casino worker, Heang Sokhunra, was hit twice by shots fired in self-defence by an anti-drug police officer Him Sokhna on Sunday morning. Sokhunra died on the way to the hospital.

The incident followed a street fight involving some 15 people in Poipet town’s Phsar Kandal commune in Banteay Meanchey province.

Sokhna suffered serious injuries when he was attacked and is being treated at a hospital.

Relating the incident, Phsar Kandal commune police chief Proem Sophal told The Post that Sokhna came across over 10 boys armed with knives and swords chasing a group of five boys and girls on Sunday morning.

Sophal said shortly after that, a 17-year-old girl fell off her motorcycle and Sokhna arrived to help her.

As he was assisting the girl, Sophal said the group of boys chased after and threatened him with their weapons. Sokhna fired warning shots into the air and onto the ground when the attackers would not back off.

During the fracas, Sokhurna was hit by two bullets, which Sophal said ricocheted off the ground. He died on the way to the hospital.

Koh Santepheap Daily quoted Sokhna at a hospital on Sunday. He said he was riding his motorcycle home when he came across the brawl and saw the girl fall off her motorcycle.

Sokhna said he parked his bike, lifted the girl and prepared to take her home.

He said 10 armed suspects on six motorcycles started chasing him and when they wouldn’t desist, he pulled his gun and fired.

At first, he said he fired into the air but when the attackers persisted, he was forced to shoot again on the ground in the hope the assailants would back off. However, the shots struck Sokhunra twice.
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ ... ed-scuffle
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