Brit, 43, ‘shot dead in Costa Rica by girlfriend who opened fire to scare him’

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A BRITISH man has reportedly been shot dead in Costa Rica by his girlfriend who opened fire on him during a row to scare him.

The 43-year-old victim has been named locally as Christopher Benjamin Martin.

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The incident is understood to have happened on Sunday at his apartment in Pueblo NuevoCredit: GOOGLE

Cops are said to have arrested his 36-year-old Nicaraguan girlfriend after she admitted shooting Christopher during a row “to frighten him”.

She allegedly fatally shot him in the right shoulder.

The incident is understood to have happened on Sunday afternoon at his apartment in Pueblo Nuevo in the province of Alajuela.

The couple are said to have got into a fight after a drinking session, ending with the girlfriend firing a gun at him.

A local cop was quoted as saying: “The woman says she shot him only to frighten him, wounded him in the right shoulder and he died at the scene.”

The girlfriend remains in custody.

Cops have seized the gun for forensic analysis.

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