Pattaya Daily News

13 February 2010 :: 17:02:33 pm 13224

Well-known Thai DJ Executed Behind Pattaya Karaoke Bar

The popular DJ at a Pattaya Karaoke bar has been shot in the head at close range, dying instantly. At present the reasons behind the attack are unknown, whilst it was reported that another man has been injured in the shooting.
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Pattaya, the 13th of February 2010 [Pattaya Daily News]: At approximately 2:00am on Saturday, police Lieutenant Colonel Jakarin Toursuphap (Banglamung Police Investigator) was notified of a shooting incident behind an unnamed Karaoke bar near the Phuyai Kui Market in East Pattaya. A team of police along with rescue officers from the Sawang Boriboon Foundation proceeded to the scene to investigate further.

At the scene, police discovered the body of Mr. Surachet Jimphuang [25] from Pattaya. Mr. Jimphuang is a renowned DJ of the Pattaya area and frequently featured at the establishment where the murder occurred. Rescue officers determined that he had died as a result of a single bullet wound to the right side of his head. Around the scene, a bamboo pergola behind the stated Karaoke bar, police found various empty whiskey and soda bottles. Also present at the scene was a Mr. Naret Thabthim [23], who was suffering from a bullet wound to his left ear. Sawang Boriboon personnel rendered first-aid before transporting him to the Banglamung Hospital for further treatment.

Whilst rescue personnel were treating Mr. Thabthim, police briefly interrogated him to discover that he had been drinking at the scene with Mr. Jimphuang and another man when two men on a motorbike approached the group pulling a gun, shooting Mr. Jimphuang directly in the head from several meters away. Mr. Thabthim explained that in the process of firing at Mr. Jimphuang the bullet hit him in the ear before killing his friend instantly. The offenders allegedly fled the scene immediately after the attack without saying anything.

At present the reasons behind the attack are unknown, however; police have speculated that it my have been over a loan or gambling debt. The offenders are suspected to have been customers of the Karaoke bar and an investigation has begun in order to apprehend the violent murder and his accomplice.

Reporter : Wirraphun   Photo : Wirraphun   Category : Crime News

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