American tourist killed in Thai beach town after refusing to stop singing with bar's band

Police in Thailand say an American tourist who insisted on singing with the band in a bar has been killed by one of the musicians.

Police Lt. Col. Jongrak Pimthong says 51-year-old Bobby Ray Carter Jr. died at a hospital after a brawl broke out early Wednesday at the bar in Ao Nang beach in Krabi province.

He says Carter was intoxicated, began singing with the band and refused to leave the stage.

Police say he was stabbed in his chest with an iron rod and his 27-year-old son, Adam, was injured in the head.

The three band members were arrested and face charges of causing death by physical attack.

Ao Nang is a popular spot for foreign tourists on Thailand's west coast.