A forest ranger officer in southern Vietnam was arrested on Thursday after he allegedly shot and injured his girlfriend during an argument over money.
Doan Van Tam, a deputy chief of a district forest ranger unit of Kien Giang Province, was being investigated over charges of murder and illegal possession of a military-grade weapon, according to the police.
Tam, 45, allegedly shot at Nguyen Thi Nhi, 39, three times on Monday. The bullets hit her arm.
He told the police that he had let Nhi kept his money and valuables for a few months.
He heard that Nhi was seeing another man recently, so he asked her to return the money and properties to him, but she refused, Tam said.
A revolver allegedly used by Doan Van Tam in the shooting of a woman in Kien Giang Province
Tam brought a revolver from his office to Nhi's house and shot at the house, but the gun did not go off, possibly because of a dud round.
He went back to his office for some more bullets, returned to Nhi's house and shot at her, this time injuring her arm.
A witness said Tam was apparently very drunk at that time.
Neighbors alerted the local police, who detained Tam and seized his rovelver, which he said was a gift from a military friend.
Police are investigating further.