Man shot dead by friend 'for paying restaurant bill' in Istanbul
A man has been shot dead by his friend because he paid the restaurant bill in Istanbul, according to Turkish media reports.
Hasan Erdemir and İdris Alakuş allegedly argued over who would pay the bill after the men had soup in the restaurant in the Turkish city's Bakirkoy district on Sunday morning.
Mr Alakuş had been in the restaurant when Mr Erdemir entered with two friends and was soon invited to join Mr Alakuş and his friend, Savcı Karabulut before the attack, it was reported.
Wanting to leave the restaurant, Mr Alakuş allegedly asked for the bill but found out that Mr Erdemir had paid the bill. The two men then argued and Mr Alakuş left the restaurant infuriated, Milliyet newspaper reported.
It was claimed Mr Alakuş returned to the restaurant with a gun and shot Mr Erdemir as well as the man's two friends. The two friends were hurt but were in a non live-threatening condition, local media reported on Monday.
After the shooting, waiters rushed to helped the seriously injured but despite medical assistance, Mr Erdemir died in hospital.
Mr Alakuş fled the scene, NTV reported, but was soon caught and taken into police custody.
Turkish media shared clips and screenshots of the CCTV footage apparently showing the moment Mr Alakuş shot Mr Erdemir.