Gay Man Shoots BoyfriendA gay couple who had an argument about splitting up led to one of them shooting the other before fleeing the scene. The incident was between a Thai man and an English man.
PATTAYA – June 17,2015 [PattayaDailyNEws]; at 15.30 pm Pol.Lt.Temtrong Rodsiri-inspector of Pattaya police station- was notified that there was a shooting in front of the K. Apartment. After notification the police officers and the rescue team immediately rushed to the crime scene.
At the scene the officers found Mr Colin Thomas Gardiner aged 67 from England who had been shot in the neck. The officers performed first aid on him before sending to Pattaya Memorial hospital. Also the police found a bullet shell which they kept for evidence. The shooter was identified as Mr Theradet Khaklong aged 33 the injured mans boyfriend who had already fled the scene.
Upon questioning Mrs.Chantha Thongchuem aged 41 who looks after the apartment she revealed that Mr.Theeradet had rented a room on the 3rd floor for 2 days. On the incident day, she noticed Mr Theeradet was talking with Mr.Colin in front of the apartment when she heard a gunshot so she rushed out to see what had happened and found that Mr Colin had been shot and injured.
Soon after the police then found the shooter on a motorbike taxi along South Pattaya road; therefore he was stopped and arrested. The police also found the gun that was used in the shooting. He confessed that he had been in the relationship with the foreign man for about 8 months and Mr Colin always accused him of seeing someone else so he decided to meet him to tell him it was over. Mr Colin then asked him to talk about it in his room but he didn’t want to go, got angry and shot him twice.
However, the police officers will re-enact the crime before prosecuting him according to Thai law.