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Man shot during Phuket police chase

PHUKET: One man was shot during a police chase after the man and an accomplice allegedly carried out a gun threat on residents in Chalong this morning (Aug 30).

police, crime, violence,

Darawan Naknakhon

Tuesday 30 August 2016, 06:26PM

Chalong Police were alerted at 8:20am that two armed men had allegedly threatened residents with a gun in Soi Palai in Chalong. It was reported that the men were heading towards Chao Fa East Rd in a bronze Toyota with the licence plate number 3508.

Sgt Maj Suwit Chooden from the Chalong Police said that he heard about the incident on the police radio and went to investigate with fellow officers. When they arrived they came across a vehicle matching the description given by residents, and attempted to stop them.

“The driver refused to stop and shot at us, but luckily no one was hurt. We called for backup and followed them," he told The Phuket News.

“The suspects sped along Chao Fa East Rd and later turned into Moo Baan Tinawut, where they got stuck in traffic.

“The suspects dumped their vehicle at the side of the road and one of them shot at us again but missed,” Sgt Maj Suwit said.

One of the suspects, identified as 27-year-old Suparat Thongkamkhao, ran into a house, where he was apprehended by police.

The other suspect, Suksawat Jansuta, also 27, went into another home in the area and whilst being chased by police was shot once in the right leg. He then went to the rear of the house where he dumped his gun before climbing on the roof.

Chalong Police Deputy Chief Lt Col Parinya Tantasuwan who had joined the pursuit added, “Officers asked Suksawat to surrender but he wouldn’t and attempted to get away. We caught him when he slipped and fell through the roof and injured himself. He was taken to Vachira Phuket Hospital.

“Suksawat and Suparat admitted that they used a gun to threaten some people who owed money,” he said.

Both now face charges of attempted murder of pursuing police officers, resisting arrest, firing a weapon in a public place and threatening behaviour using a gun,” he added.



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jogi | 02 September 2016 - 18:14:22

pitty they both not got a headshot from the police. two down many more to go. it would be every time one less but never one short

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Joe12 | 31 August 2016 - 22:13:57

Kurt...perhaps you should ring the Police and ask them?

Ed...yep I can just see police now during the chase on foot of 2 armed persons, clearing the roads and houses of people first, while the 2 on foot get a clear run. Use your brain. Get real man! 

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Kurt | 31 August 2016 - 12:47:28

Asterix, do the police knows this loan shark gang?
Police let them operate freely?
I thought NCPO was hunting them down all over Thailand.

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Ed Sanders | 30 August 2016 - 23:12:57

Wild west episode.  Love how the police don't care if the streets are filled with looky-loos watching the gun fight.  Unreal.  Too bad the police didn't aim higher...this retard should be put out of commission for good.  People like these clowns will forever be a menace to society.

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Asterix | 30 August 2016 - 19:13:15

They are part of a gang for loan shark... and their job was to intimidate with guns the bad payers....
Send them to jail and throw away the keys in the deep sea.
Every week we have people coming to our office to give name cards for "Loan Shark".

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