Domestic Violence Incident in Phuket Leads to One Death

Wichit –

A 56-year-old man died while a 57-year-old woman has survived after a domestic violence incident at a home in Wichit.

The Wichit Police were notified of the incident in the evening of May 9, 2023, at a residential home in a housing estate in Wichit, Mueang Phuket.

Police and emergency responders arrived at the house after an urgent call and found at a dining table the female survivor, identified by Wichit police only as as Ms. Manee, 57, who was still conscious, calm, and cognizant despite her wounds. She had sustained injuries from a gunshot wound that had grazed her face.

On the floor of the dining room police found the body of a man identified only as Mr. Jak, 56, from Chumphon. A single bullet wound was found to his temple. On a chair nearby was found a handgun with six bullets left inside.

Ms. Manee told Wichit police that she and Mr. Jak were a couple and had a verbal argument in which she made it clear she wanted to end her relationship with Mr. Jak.

Jak became enraged before he opened fire at her but missed vital organs and mostly grazed her face. Jak immediately shot himself following firing at Manee.

Wichit police are continuing their investigation as of press time and Manee was taken to a hospital for her wounds, which were non-life threatening.


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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.