Pattaya Daily News

27 September 2012 :: 17:09:54 pm 66994

Volatile Son Of Sattahip Village Chief Kills Navy Man

A 26-year-old navy man was killed in a minor drunken dispute at a Sattahip bar that turned deadly. The victim had bumped the table of the village head in the bar. The navy man was later beaten by the chief's underlings. The chief's son then yelled he wanted to be in jail and shot the victim.
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SATTAHIP – September 26, 2012 [Pattaya Daily News]; at 12:15 a.m., a report of a fatal shooting at an entertainment center parking lot was received by Pol. Lt. Narate Boonthee, investigation officer on duty, Sattahip police station, Chonburi province. He rushed to the scene with Pol. Col. Chonnapat Nawalak, Superintendent, Sattahip police station; Pol. Col. Prakorb Saengpring, Deputy Superintendent; Pol. Lt. Col. Niphon Pomsanarm, Deputy Superintendent; Pol. Lt. Col. Thapanat Chayarnphatm, Inspector; and the detective police team.

The shooting occurred in the Baan Taotarn community Moo 3 Tambon Sattahip, Amphur Sattahip, Chonburi province. At the scene, police found only a pool of blood on the ground. The victim had been sent to the emergency room of Queen Sirikit hospital, where he died later.

The victim had been shot twice by a .38 caliber gun, once in the head, and once in the right side of his body. The gunman and his father, who had fought with the victim, had escaped.

The victim was identified as Petty Officer First Class Montri Phuttapreuk, age 26, a technician of Longlom Royal boat of the Royal Thai Fleet. Mr. Montri was an ex-student of navy chief period 48, and his death greatly saddened 10 of his sailor friends who were present when he was killed.

The gunman was identified Mr. Pratya Leangton or Flook, age 21, address 15/190 Moo 7 Tambon Sattahip, Amphur Sattahip, Chonburi province. Mr. Pratya’s father is Mr. Jaru Leangton, nickname Ting, age 45, the head of village Sattahip Moo 7.

 

Police questioned a friend of the victim who witnessed the shooting, Petty Officer Second Class Jakkrit Naksaksri, age 22. He told police that the naval personnel were having a farewell party at the pub for a transferred senior officer. More than 10 sailors were celebrating, including the victim Mr. Montri, who got drunk during the party.

While walking in the pub, Mr. Montri accidentally bumped against the table of the head of village, where his son and five subordinates were sitting together. They then began quarreling with each other. So the pub’s security guard told them to take their dispute outside. Outside the pub, the head of village Mr. Jaru took out a gun and threatened to kill Mr. Montri, who became frightened and pleaded for his life. So Mr. Jaru lowered his gun.

But Mr. Jaru’s subordinates didn’t consent to forgive Mr. Montri, and they punched him until Mr. Montri’s face was bruised and he had fallen to the ground.

Suddenly Mr. Jaru’s son, Mr. Pratya, shouted that he wanted to be in jail, and then shot Mr. Montri in the head with his gun. Then he shot Mr. Montri again in the right side of his body. Both the village head and his son then escaped.

Later, however, Mr. Jaru turned himself in to the police station. He gave police the two guns that were used in the incident. Initially Mr. Jaru denied being directly involved in the killing, and told police his son was responsible for the murder. Mr. Jaru said his son has escaped, and he did not know where his son was and could not contact him.

However, from the testimony of witnesses, although his son was the actual shooter, Mr. Jaru was still involved in the events leading to the shooting. So police charged both father and son in an accusation of together killing another person with pre-determination.

A reporter who checked the supects’ background discovered that Mr. Pratya, the young gunman, had been previously charged with attempted murder after trying to kill another person with his gun at a Pattaya pub in 2009.

His father, Mr. Jaru, was also arrested last year after shooting his wife in an domestic dispute on February 15, 2011. Mr. Jaru’s wife, Mrs. Arphatchaya Leangton, age 44, was severely injured. They were both bailed out of jail to fight the case in court.

Reporter : Nattaphummint   Photo : Nattaphummint   Category : Crime News

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