UPDATE: Gunman Shot Dead After Highway Policeman Murder in Nakhon Pathom

 

Nakhon Pathom –

A gunman who shot a Thai highway policeman to death in Nakhon Pathom was shot dead by the Central Investigation Bureau (CIB) Police after escaping to Kanchanaburi.

Our previous story:

The sub-district headman invited a group of the highway police for dinner. The sub-district headman was talking with Major Siwakorn and the sub-district headman allegedly asked for the promotion of another highway policeman. The discussion did not go as was planned. The gunman came in before opening fire at the dining room table.

A sub-district headman (Kamnan) has surrendered himself to police after a highway policeman was shot dead in Nakhon Pathom.

Now for the update:

The CIB Police told TPN media that the gunman was identified as Mr. Tananchai ‘Nhong’ Manmak, 45, from Ratchaburi province.

At 5:45 A.M. on Friday (September 8th) the CIB Police shot the wanted suspect to his death near a temple in the Ta Rua district, Kanchanaburi province.

The CIB Police told TPN media that the suspect was holding a handgun and trying to fight back against police to avoid arrest before they shot him to death.

TPN Media notes that some critics on social media have called for an independent investigation into the shooting, claiming emotions and anger were high amongst police and wanted to ensure transparency around the investigation and shooting.

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.