By The Nation
Pol Colonel Krissana Pattanacharoen, deputy spokesman of the Royal Thai Police, said Sergeant Patanachai Suree, 26, was shot twice in the back while riding his motorcycle on a road in Moo 11 in Tambon Marue Bo-ok of Joh I Rong district at 9am.
The attacker collected and took the spent shells in an apparent attempt to remove evidence, said Krissana.
Patanachai was a logistics officer in the 41st Mobile Development Unit of the Area 4 Development Corps.
The spokesman said no possible motives had yet been ruled out, including insurgency or personal conflicts.