Man in Sabah shot dead following argument over instant noodles

DSP Douglas (right) with the homemade gun used by the suspect.
DSP Douglas (right) with the homemade gun used by the suspect.PHOTO: THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK

KOTA KINABALU (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - A man here was shot dead by a person he had an argument with earlier in the day.

The incident, police said, occurred last Saturday (May 28) in Nabawan, which is some 180km from the state capital.

Keningau district's police chief, Deputy Superintendent Douglas Nyeging Taong, said initial investigations found that the victim, Mr Peridan Rawang, had earlier in the day scolded the suspect for having asked Mr Peridan's son to buy some instant noodles.

He said Mr Peridan had scolded the man while flashing a sword at him.

"It is believed that the suspect later took a homemade gun and shot Peridan," DSP Douglas said in a statement on Monday (May 30).

He said Mr Peridan died due to the wounds in his chest.

The suspect has been remanded to facilitate investigations.