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Motorcyclist flees after shooting policeman dead

Motorcyclist flees after shooting policeman dead

NAKHON RATCHASIMA: A fleeing motorcyclist shot dead a pursuing policeman in Pak Chong district of Nakhon Ratchasima last night (Feb 7) as teams of police confirmed today they were hunting down the shooter.

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By Bangkok Post

Wednesday 8 February 2023, 02:53PM


Emergency vehicles at the scene of the shooting on a rural road in Pak Chong district, Nakhon Ratchasima, as medics give first aid to the patrol officer fatally shot yesterday (Feb 7). Photo supplied/Prasit Tangprasert

Emergency vehicles at the scene of the shooting on a rural road in Pak Chong district, Nakhon Ratchasima, as medics give first aid to the patrol officer fatally shot yesterday (Feb 7). Photo supplied/Prasit Tangprasert

The fatal shooting occurred on a road to Nong Noi and Nong Makha villages in tambon Pak Chong, said Pol Col Chat Narong, chief of Pak Chong police. It was reported around 9:35pm last night, reports the Bangkok Post.

Police and rescue workers sent to the scene found Pol L/Cpl Atthaphol Boonmee, 28, a traffic patrol officer at Pak Chong station, unconscious on the road near his fallen motorcycle. He had been shot several times in the face. Medics performed CPR and used a defibrillator before rushing him to Pak Chong Nana Hospital, where he was later pronounced dead.

A woman identified only as Orasa, 24, told police she saw a man riding a motorcycle at high speed with a pursuing policeman on a patrol motorcycle close behind him, on the road leading to Nong Makha village. Shortly after, she heard a series of bangs but did not realise they were probably gunshots.

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She was on her way home from hospital and stopped to refuel her motorcycle before continuing. She then came upon the patrol officer lying on the road with blood on his face. She immediately called police.

Police were searching for the killer, and examining recordings from surveillance cameras along the road.

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Capricornball | 09 February 2023 - 10:45:08

@JohnC...I'm OK with that. Anyone that is capable of such a savage and violent act deserves whatever comes his way...and society will be better off.

JohnC | 09 February 2023 - 09:00:08

[....confirmed they were 'hunting' down the shooter] And we all know that's exactly what they will do. Not much chance he will be brought in alive for questioning.

 

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