UPDATE: Suspect in armed fight near Saphan Hin Public Park in Phuket arrested in Satun

Phuket –

A suspect who opened fire in an armed fight near Saphan Hin Public Park in Mueang Phuket was arrested in Satun.

Our previous story:

A man has sustained injuries from a slash wound after a fight with his former friend near Saphan Hin Public Park in Wichit on August 28th.

Yesterday (August 31st), the Wichit Police have arrested Mr. Thitisak ‘Tat’ Detjaroen, 25. He was arrested in Satun. He was taken back to Phuket.

He is facing charges of attempted homicide, illegal possession of firearms and ammunition, carrying a gun in public without permission, and opening fire in public without a reason.

Tat admitted to Phuket police, “Mew (the victim) and I are friends. We helped to collect pieces of iron scrap to sell. Mew accused me of stealing some iron scrap. Mew attacked me with a knife before I protected myself by opening fire. Mew snatched my gun before speeding away. After I got treatment at a hospital, then I fled also.”

Tat remains in custody as of press time.


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Goongnang Suksawat
Goong Nang is a News Translator who has worked professionally for multiple news organizations in Thailand for many years and has worked with The Pattaya News for more than four years. Specializes primarily in local news for Phuket, Pattaya, and also some national news, with emphasis on translation between Thai to English and working as an intermediary between reporters and English-speaking writers. Originally from Nakhon Si Thammarat, but lives in Phuket and Krabi except when commuting between the three.