UPDATE: Tuk Tuk Taxi Driver Surrenders in Patong After Shooting Fellow Taxi Driver

Patong –

A Tuk Tuk taxi driver has surrendered after shooting another Tuk Tuk taxi driver, who sustained serious injuries. The two men worked at the same taxi stand.

Our previous story:

A Tuk Tuk taxi driver has sustained injuries by gunshot after an argument with another Tuk Tuk taxi driver in Patong.

Now for the update:

The Patong Police told the Phuket Express that on Tuesday (September 5th) a Thai man identified only as Mr. Kosit, 36, has surrendered to the Patong Police while accompanied by his lawyer.

Kosit was a wanted suspect from an arrest warrant issued by the Phuket Provincial Court for the accusation of attempted murder, illegal possession of a firearm and ammunition, carrying gun in public without a proper reason, and opening fire in public.

Kosit initially has claimed that the injured man and his friend attacked him first and that Kosit only used the gun to protect himself in self-defence.

Kosit remained in custody as of press time and Patong police planned to further interview both the suspect and victim and further examine CCTV evidence taken from the scene of the crime.

The original version of this article appeared on our sister website, The Phuket Express, owned by our parent company TPN media.

Goongnang Suksawat
Goong Nang is a News Translator who has worked professionally for multiple news organizations in Thailand for many years and has worked with The Pattaya News for more than four years. Specializes primarily in local news for Phuket, Pattaya, and also some national news, with emphasis on translation between Thai to English and working as an intermediary between reporters and English-speaking writers. Originally from Nakhon Si Thammarat, but lives in Phuket and Krabi except when commuting between the three.