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Man arrested after shots fired at pickup truck

Nov 09. 2018
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By Jessada Chantharak
The Nation

A 58-year-old man has been arrested in Bangkok's Dusit district for allegedly shooting at a van that reportedly cut in front of his pickup truck.

Metropolitan Police Division 1 head Pol Maj Gen Senit Samransamruatkij said on Friday that Somchai Sornjin – who was nabbed along with a pistol with five bullets – has been charged with carrying a gun in a public place without permission or sound reason and firing a gun in a public place, causing property damages.

The shooting incident took place on Thursday night at Jor Por Ror Intersection.

The victim, Nathawut Buasud, 29 – who later discovered at his home that his van sustained two bullet holes – told police as he filed a complaint at the Nang Lerng Police Station. 

Police arrested Somchai after checking CCTV footage from the scene.

Somchai was last year arrested for aiding murder suspect Chamlong Phummalai, 49, to flee from the Khurusapha Teachers Council compound after Chamlong allegedly shot and killed his ex-girlfriend and education official Wassana Burakorn last March.

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