Kampong Cham Provincial Court yesterday charged a village security guard who allegedly shot his father, a commune chief, with pellets from a slingshot in Srey Santhor district.
Major Kong Bora, district deputy police chief, identified the accused as Yeth Douseoun, 45, living in Koh Andeth commune and the victim as Yarn Yeth, 66, the commune’s chief.
He noted that Mr Douseoun was charged with intentional acts of violence with aggravating circumstances and is now in prison pending trial.
Maj Bora said that at about 11pm on Sunday, the accused and four friends were drinking beer at his house and became drunk.
He noted that Mr Douseoun’s wife advised him to stop drinking and he scolded and beat her.
Maj Bora said the wife then sought help from the accused’s father who lives nearby.
He said Mr Yeth went to see his son who threatened to beat him, noting the victim tried to catch the accused and hand him to local police for intervention.
“The son became angry at the father for trying to catch him and send him to police,” Maj Bora said. “He took a slingshot and fired several pellets at Mr Yeth, injuring him on the forehead and right eyebrow.”
“After shooting his father, he managed to flee from the place but was later caught by neighbours who handed him to police,” he added.