Bangkok nightclub owner kills guard in dispute over staff behaviour

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A nightclub owner allegedly shot and killed a security guard this morning during a heated argument over the guard’s inappropriate behaviour with female staff.

The incident took place at a popular bar and restaurant on Prasert-Manukit Road in Bangkok’s Bueng Kum district, with the owner surrendering to authorities shortly afterwards.

Investigating officers from Khok Kram Police Station arrived at the scene alongside forensic experts and medical personnel from the Police General Hospital at 12.10am after receiving reports of the fatal shooting.

The establishment, which offers live music and karaoke, was the site of the tragic event. Inside the office, the body of a Thai man, estimated to be between 40 and 45 years old, was found with a single gunshot wound to the head.

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Nearby, a man around 40 years old, identified as the club owner, stood waiting to surrender. Officers detained him for questioning at Khok Kram Police Station.

Initial investigations revealed that the deceased was a security guard at the venue. Prior to the incident, the club owner had summoned the guard to address complaints about his inappropriate interactions with female staff members.

The discussion escalated into a fierce argument, culminating in a struggle for the owner’s gun. The weapon discharged, fatally wounding the guard in the head.

The nightclub owner then disposed of the firearm by throwing it into a nearby canal before returning to the scene to await the arrival of the police. The police are currently conducting a thorough investigation and preparing to file charges.

The owner mentioned that he had no intention of harming the guard and that the shooting was an accident during their scuffle. Witnesses reported hearing raised voices and a gunshot, followed by the sight of the owner standing in shock next to the victim’s body, reported KhaoSod.

The incident has cast a shadow over the popular nightspot, which is known for its lively atmosphere and entertainment offerings. While the police continue their investigation, the establishment remains closed and its staff are cooperating fully with the authorities.

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