The scene of the shooting (Photo: Dap-news)
Younger brother of 3-star general in a shooting with another bodyguard
Friday, March 20, 2009
Translated from Khmer by Socheata
The younger brother of 3-star general Chhoeun Chan Thorn, and who is also the general’s personal bodyguard, was shot on the head and died on the spot near the Seoul Restaurant, north of the Phnom Penh city hall, at the intersection of Street No. 90 and Monivong Boulevard. The shooter is known as one the bodyguards of Kep Chuktema, the Phnom Penh city governor.
The shooting took place after the general left the Seoul restaurant and it led to one dead and one injured among the general’s bodyguards. On the side of the bodyguard of Kep Chuktema, the man was alone and he was injured also. Several bullets were exchanged during the shooting which took place at 5:40PM on 18 March 2009. The 30-year-old man who died in the shooting was Dy Chanthea, he is the bodyguard of general Chhoeun Chan Thorn, the commander of Chea Sim’s bodyguards unit. Even though the dead bodyguard and the general do not share the same last name, the cops indicated that Dy Chanthea was the younger brother of the general. The other bodyguard of the general who was injured was 32-year-old Un Sarin. A bullet pierced his arm and broke a bone. The sole bodyguard of Kep Chuktema is a man of about 30-year-old.