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Killer of Yannawa gambling den shooter surrenders

Aug 06. 2020
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By THE NATION

A man going by the name “Boy BanKrua” surrendered to police on Thursday (August 6) for shooting dead a person at a gambling den in Bangkok’s Yannawa district. He also handed in the gun he used.

The suspect said he had shot 61-year-old Taworn Sisot, who shot three other people, including a police officer, because he was worried that he and many others would have been killed in Taworn’s unsteady shooting.

His testimony was in line with forensic examination, which concluded that the trajectory of shots from Taworn’s gun was erratic.

However, the number of shooters involved in the Monday night incident is still under investigation.

As for the clip showing men moving surveillance cameras and other assets out of the gambling den after the shooting, Metropolitan Police commissioner Pakapong Pongpetra said the suspects will be searched and charged for hiding, tampering with or destroying evidence.

Late on Monday night, police received a call about a shootout on Rama III Soi 66 and arrived to find four dead bodies, including two women. One of the dead was Pol Lt-Colonel Watthaseth Samniangprasert, investigation inspector from Samaedam Police Station.

Locals who live near the building said they had heard several gunshots in the building at around 10pm on Monday.

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