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11 May 2013 :: 16:05:59 pm 74528

Suspect Arrested In Village Chief Shooting Case

A 51-year-old suspect was arrested and charged with trying to kill a village chief in east Pattaya. The suspect sprayed the area with machine gunfire where the chief and his family were sitting, wounding two family members. The shooting was reportedly due to a dispute over a land transaction.
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PATTAYA – May 10, 2013 [Pattaya Daily News]; at 8:30 p.m., police arrested a Chanthaburi man accused of spraying gunfire at a village chief and family members. The arrest was made by the detective police team, section 2; and the detective police team of Chonburi province; together with the detective police team of Nong Preu police station, Chonburi province.

The suspect was identified as Mr. Thanabordee Foythong or Wang, age 51, Chanthaburi province. He was restrained to investigate at Nong Preu police station.

According to the arrest warrant, he is charged with using an HK machine gun to try to kill Mr. Nikorn Kradkrai, age 47, or the village head Nikorn, who is the village head 3, Tambon Pong, Amphur Banglamung, Chonburi province.

On the night of April 25, 2013, Mr. Nikorn was sitting to eat rice in front of his house in Tambon Pong, Amphur Banglamung, with family members nearby.

Then the suspect raked the area with gunfire where they were sitting. Two family members were injured, including the chief’s son, Mookkhaphol Kradkrai, age 12, who was wounded in his right leg and belly.

Also injured was Mrs. Phaengsri Saengsila, age 56, who was shot in her left leg, which broke a bone and tore a big blood vessel. Mr. Nikorn narrowly escaped being shot, after a bullet grazed his back while he was running away.

The shooting was big news among the local people in the area, who were very frightened. Pol. Col. Somneuk Jankate, Superintendent, Nong Preu police station, revealed that initially after incident occurred, police superiors commanded all the related officers to rush to investigate this case and follow up to arrest the gunman to prosecute as soon as possible, because it made people in the area very afraid.

The detective police team of section 2, Chonburi province and Nong Preu police station, which were assigned this case, discovered during their investigation that the motive behind the shooting was a dispute over the selling and buying of land worth more than 10 million THB.

Police also were able to use information provided by the victims and witnesses who could remember the face of the gunman. He had bought beer from the family’s store before using the machine gun to rake the area, and then threw away the gun while driving away to escape.

Based in descriptions provided, the police then sketched the picture of the gunman and issued the arrest warrant, then detected to track down the gunman and all related people involved in the incident.

Finally the police together brought the arrest warrant to arrest Mr. Thanabordee Foythong or Wang, age 51, as the suspect who used the gun to rake the victims from Chanthaburi province.

Police restrained him to investigate, and let the witnesses and victims in the incident who could remember the face of the gunman to come and identify him at the police station. The witnesses pointed him out to police to confirm that Mr. Thanabordee was the gunman that made trouble.

A witness indicated that he could remember the face of the gunman because he came to buy the beer and paid money and received the change, before he later took out the machine gun to rake the front of the village head Nikorn’s house, and then threw away the gun and drove away in a pickup truck to escape.

The suspect Mr. Thanabordee still had a calm expression while he denied all the accusations. However, the police have to investigate this suspect more in detail, in order to gather all evidence to solve this case and arrest all the involved troublemakers to prosecute further according to the law.


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Reporter : Kampee   Photo : Kampee   Category : Crime News

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