Debt Collector Shot and Killed in Tainan City

A man who showed up to a property in Tainan City armed with baseball bats, to menace a debtor, died after he was shot 10 times by the debtor.

The 36 year old man named Chen pulled up outside a privately owned shrine in Annan District in the early hours of the morning with accomplices. The men were armed with baseball bats, and apparently intended to menace the 41 year-old owner of the shrine, Mr Huang.

However, Huang picked up two handguns and began firing at Chen. A total of 17 shots were discharged, 10 of which hit Chen. Chen’s acquaintances fled as Chen collapsed. Chen had been shot in the left shoulder, back, and both legs.

Chen had no vital signs when paramedics arrived and he was later declared dead at the hospital.

According to investigations, Chen and Huang had had a long-running dispute over a debt of NT$80,000 owed to Chen.

Huang’s animosity to Chen was exacerbated after Chen kidnapped Huang’s son and threatened his life in a previous attempt to menace Huang into paying up.

Mr Huang was cooperative with police, and admitted that he had fired 17 shots at Chen. Huang handed over two handguns, four magazines, and 25 rounds of ammunition.

handguns and ammunition seized by police after shooting in Tainan City
Handguns and ammunition seized by police after shooting in Tainan City, May 28, 2018.

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