Two hurt in Nai Yang shooting
PHUKET: Tha Chat Chai police today (July 16) arrested Jatuporn Nooplod, 31, from Phang Nga province, suspected of shooting two Thais near Nai Yang Temple on Saturday morning (July 14) in a dispute over a woman.
Monday 16 July 2012, 04:11PM
Suphachai Mongkon, 29, was hit twice, in the back and chest, and Chairat Peekamon, 21, was wounded in his ankle while the two were enjoying beers at a roadside restaurant. Both are in satisfactory condition after receiving treatment at Thalang Hospital.
The victims and other witnesses identified Jatuporn as the shooter.
Hearing of the police investigation, Jatuporn visited Tha Chat Chai police station this morning (July 16) to insist he was innocent.
Police managed to keep him at the police station until they had obtained a court warrant, then arrested him. He was charged with attempted murder and carrying a gun in public, and was due to appear in court later today (July 16).