3 Pluak Daeng Police Shot Dead3 policemen have been shot dead when another policeman lost control and shooting everyone in sight.
RAYONG – December 14th 2015 [Pattaya Daily News]; at 3.15 p.m. journalists reported that there was an incident involving a police officer who had shot 2 of his colleagues at Pluak Daeng police station.
An eyewitness said that Pol.Lt.Col. Ranthorn Siripornphrom (Inquiry official of Pluak Daeng police station, Rayong province) and Pol.Sen.Sgt.Maj. Shinkrit (Uthit) Phootthiprapas (Squad Leader of Pluak Daeng police station) walked up stairs to see Pol.Col. Somchai Soonthornwanit (Superintendent of Pluak Daeng police station) on the 3rd floor.
Then suddenly Pol.Sen.Sgt.Maj. Shinkrit took out his gun and shot Pol.Col. Somchai’s killing him, he then shot Pol.Lt. Banyat’s twice severely injuring him. Then Pol.Sen.Sgt.Maj. Shinkrit shot over 10 times into the superintendent’s office and other rooms before trying to fleeing in a black Ford pick-up truck, license number Bor Lor 3072 Rayong, but he was shot dead by another officer.
The journalists reported that on December 12th 2015 at the Operations Center of the Royal Thai Police, Pol.Lt.Gen. Pisit Phisutsak (Assistant of Director-General of the National Police Bureau) had commanded via a video conference to the commissioner of the Provincial Police Station, Section 2 and commissioner of Rayong Police Station, to set up an investigation committee to investigate the case that Miss Am (did not know her surname), aged 26, Laotian nationality, notified that Pol.Sen.Sgt.Maj. Shinkrit (Uthit) Phootthiprapas (Squad Leader of Pluak Daeng police station) had raped her in a detention room.
Moreover, Pol.Lt.Gen. Pisit Phisutsak had reiterated that the case sound be done fairly and any discipline should be carried out fairly. But they believe that the stress involved caused Pol.Sen.Sgt.Maj. Shinkrit to lose control and started shooting everybody.