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Officer shot in eye by hallucinating gunman succumbs to injuries

Apr 19. 2018
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By Santiparp Ramasut
The Nation

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A policeman, who was shot in the right eye by a gun-wielding 21-year-old local man in a drug-induced hallucination during a three-hour stand-off in Songkhla’s Singha Nakhon district on Tuesday morning, succumbed at the age of 52 on Thursday.

Pol Sr Sgt-Major Pisut Ditsuwan of the Moung Ngam Police Station was pronounced dead at Songklanagarind Hospital in Hat Yai district at 5.48am. His funeral was held in the afternoon at Na Thong cemetery in Ban Bor Klang (Moo 2) in Tambon Moung Ngam.

The stand-off took place on Tuesday morning when police were alerted to a hallucinating local man, Jessada Santhat shooting a gun at his home in Tambon Bang Kied. Responding police, including Pisut, found the man standing in a field near his home.

As police tried to talk him into surrendering, Pisut allegedly fired a gun at them and hit Pisut in his eye. Jessada then fled to hide in his home before later surrendering to police following a three-hour stand-off.

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