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Crime: Charges in karaoke shooting

Crime: Charges in karaoke shooting

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A 32-year-old military police official was charged in Koh Kong provincial court Monday with attempted murder and use of an illegal weapon following a shooting Friday night at a karaoke bar in Koh Kong town, Provincial Deputy Prosecutor Huot Thy told the Post Tuesday. Provincial Deputy Police Chief Sin Sen said the official, Sam Nang, and an accomplice became involved in a "verbal dispute" with karaoke girls at Rasmey Makara's Hotel and Karaoke late Friday night that led to Sam Nang firing 10 shots inside the establishment, one of which hit the owner's son in the leg. Roughly 50 police and military police were deployed early Saturday morning to arrest the two men from their third-floor room at the Koh Kong City Hotel. Police seized two guns and a Toyota Land Cruiser belonging to the men, Sin Sen said.

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