The bodyguard is often seen as the “King’s walking stick,” Bloomberg said.
The victim, Major General Abdlaziz Al Faghem, was an established member of the Kingdom’s security services, having served for many years in close circles of the Saudi Royal Palace.
A friend of the Al Faghem shot him with a gunfire in the Red Sea city of Jeah, Saudi Arabia, the report noted.
The bodyguard died of wounds in the hospital.
The alleged “personal dispute” happened at another friend’s house.
A police statement quoted by SPA said that the tragic incident occurred after a conversation between Fagham and his killer, identified as Mamdouh al-Ali, “escalated.”
“Ali left the home, came back carrying a gun and fired at Fagham, injuring two others in the household.”
Among the injured were a Filipino worker and the house’s owner’s brother, the statement added.
Police killed the shooter during a standoff in which five policemen were injured.
The bodyguard was well a prominent member of the kingdom’s security services as he served both the current King and late King Abdullah.
The bodyguard’s name is now trending on Twitter as many Saudis heavily condemn his death.