PATTAYA – April 12, 2012 [PDN]; At 09.30, Pol. Lt. Gen. Panya Mamen, Commissioner Section 2, Pol. Col. Somneuk Jankate, Superintendent, Banglamung Police Station together with Chonburi Prosecutor, Doctor of Banglamung Hospital and Rescue Officer Sawangboribul Pattaya Foundation, went to inspect the corpse of a suspected thief that was killed legally by the Police after firing a pistol at Police Officers, as they were conducting a covert drugs operation. The incident occurred at a residence near to Moo 4 Tambon Takientia, Amphur Banglamung, Chonburi Province.
At the scene of the incident was the body of Mr. Niroot Yusabai, 24 years old, who was also known as Ball Tonsai. The body was located in a field near to the residence. The body had suffered gunshot wounds to the chest, chin, neck and shoulder a total of 4 gunshot wounds. Also found was that his right hand held a 9 mm handgun, which had 1 round left in the chamber. Upon searching the body, a quantity of Ya-Ice and 11 Amphetamine tablets were discovered hidden in his left trouser pocket. There was a gun holster on his right hip and 2 spent 9mm cartridges on the ground.
Pol. Col. Somneuk stated that Mr. Niroot Yusabai, had been killed, as he had fired his weapon at the attending Police Officers. He further stated that Mr. Niroot Yusabai was the main dealer of Amphetamines and Ya-Ice in the area and that the Police had acted in self defense as he fired upon the Officers first, as they were trying to make the arrest.