Man shot to death at Istanbul's Atatürk airport
The gun shots caused panic among the passengers waiting outside the airport. DHA photo
A 30-year-old man coming from the southeastern province of Diyarbakır was shot to death at Istanbul’s Atatürk airport by a man he allegedly had a dispute with.
The 19-year-old suspect of the homicide, E.G., was detained by the police right after the incident at the murder site.
According to witnesses, the victim of the armed attack, İlyas Ugar, just got off Diyarbakır plane late at night on Oct. 21 encountered E.G., who claimed to have bad blood with Ugar, right outside the terminal building.
A quarrel started between the two and quickly escalated into a fight, as Doğan news agency reported.
Despite Ugar saw E.G. pulled out a gun and tried to run to car park area, a bullet hit his belly area. After he tumbled down, E.G. shot him in the head.
The gun shots caused panic among the passengers waiting outside the airport.
While E.G. was taken to the police department for a testimony, the police launched a wide-scale investigation into the incident.