‘Ae Inside’ alleged gunman gives fake name
PHUKET: Police have released the real name of the gunman who allegedly shot Phuket journalist Wisut “Ae Inside” Tangwittayaporn, after he gave a fake name to his associate.
Wednesday 1 February 2012, 01:32PM
The driver of the bike, Noppadon “Pae” Praisri, 41, who transported the gunman to the hit, said the gunman identified himself as Sanya “Noo” Klinchum, 36.
However an investigation by police revealed this name actually belongs to an assistant of village headman in Cha-am, in Phetchaburi, and the alleged gunman’s real name is Tossapon Katekeaw, also from Phetchaburi.
Police said Tossapon was involved in a murder in 2004, and was charged with being an accessory to murder in 2007. Tossapon has since changed his name several times to hide his identity.
Phuket City Superintendent Police Colonel Chote Chitchai said police were trying to track down the gunman and the two other suspects involved in Mr Wisut’s murder.
The two suspects are Somkuan “Boy” Pandee, 48, who allegedly arranged the hit; and Assadakorn Seedokbuab, 48, who police allege ordered and paid for the murder.
Assadakorn is well known in Phuket as the Director of KPP Cable TV. He is also a Vice-Chairman of the Phuket Chamber of Commerce.
Police believe Mr Wisut was murdered because he wrote a story containing information critical of the suspects.