Essex tourist Omer Kaya shot dead in Honduras

An Essex businessman has been shot dead on holiday in Honduras after two people tried to steal his camera.

Omer Kaya, 33, of Leigh-on-Sea, died after he was shot in the neck on Tuesday morning in San Pedro Sula, the Central American country's second city.

Police in Honduras said they were looking for a man and a woman suspected of the attack.

The Foreign Office said it was aware of the death of a British national.

Deputy police chief Leonel Sauceda said: "Mr Kaya was walking through colonial Trejo, a residential area outside the city centre, and visibly taking pictures and video with photographic equipment.

"Two people, a man and a woman, who were riding in a taxi, got out and tried to steal his camera.

"As they tried to rob him he resisted and then ran away to avoid being the victim of the robbery.

"As he tried to get away he was hit with a shot from .32 calibre bullet which killed him.

"We will do whatever is necessary to find these suspects - our investigation team are going through recent arrests in the area and witness statements."

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