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Absconding man shot dead in encounter with police

Apr 14. 2018
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By The Nation

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A man wanted for an alleged murder attempt was shot dead in a shootout with police in Trang province on Friday evening. The encounter also left one policeman severely injured.

Police said Sarawut Thongyoi, 29, was shot and killed in a rubber plantation in Ban Huay Rieng village in Tambon Na Tohming, Muang district, at about 6pm.

Pol Captain Krissada Damkoh, deputy inspector of Huay Yod Police Station, was shot once in his abdomen below the bullet vest.

Police said Sarawut was wanted under a court arrest warrant for attempted murder. A team of 20 policemen found Sarawut sitting in front of his relative’s house about 300 metres away from his own house.

He ran into the rubber plantation when he saw police arriving and engaged in a brief gunfight police before he was shot dead.

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