PATTAYA – May 2, 2012 [PDN]; Pol. Col. Somneuk Jankate, Banglamung police station was notified by detectives from Banglamung police station, Chonburi province led by Pol. Lt. Col. Nit Vithinunthakit, about a arrest of a suspect charged with serious criminal offences.
The arrest took place near Banglamung police station but the suspect who drove a pickup; Toyota Mighty-X, black color, license number BOR TOR-517 Chonburi tried to escape into Soi Sukhumvit, Pattaya 49, Central Pattaya. He drove through the blockade but collided with the fence of a house: address # 353/7 also causing damage a motorbike.
Moments later the two suspects left the vehicle and tried to escape but one suspect was arrested and another suspect pulled out a gun and fired at the police and ran away, direction Sukhumvit road and to Numchai shop, Central Pattaya near TESCO Lotus trying to steal a motorbike at gunpoint. A shootout with the police began. the police shot the suspect in self defence, who was severely wounded.
The incident was reported to Pol. Col. Suvicharn Yankittikul, Deputy Commissioner, Chonburi province, Pol. Lt. Col. Jakkarin Tuasuphap, Deputy Superintendent Pol. Lt. Col. and the Forensic Science officer.
At the scene of the shooting the police team found the suspect named Mr. ” Off ” shot once in the head, lying on the ground near the motorbike, a Honda Click, white color, license number NGOR BOR SOR-491 Chonburi.
The suspect had robbed the bike of Ms. Illiya Intharat, age 25 and he was still carrying a revolver, caliber .45 mm and a black bag attached to his waist. The locals nearby were frightened during the shooting. The police swiftly sent the bullet wounded suspect who had slipped into a coma to Banglamung hospital.
The police seized the weapon and inspected the suspects bag and found 16 cartridges caliber .45 mm and one large “K” gold necklace and cash circa: 10,000 THB plus many golden Buddha images. All the items were seized as evidence and inspected by the forensic team. Later the police said that, Mr. “Off” the suspect was wanted by the police for a string of criminal offences. Armed and dangerous. On the run for a long time.
Pol. Col. Suvicharn Yankittikul concluded: During the arrest the suspect started firing at the police. The police told him to throw away the weapon but he tried to escape and started shooting at the police. The police officers had to shoot back in self defence. The suspect was hit and severely wounded but luckily nor the police neither the locals were injured in this Pattaya shootout.