Highway Policeman Shot Dead in Nakhon Pathom, Suspect on the Loose

Nakhon Pathom –

A highway policeman was shot dead at the house of a sub-district headman in the Mueang Nakhon Pathom district.

The Mueang Nakhon Pathom Police were notified of the incident on Wednesday night (September 6th) at a house in the Ta Kong sub-district.

First responders arrived at the scene at the dining area to find two injured people. Major Siwakorn Saibua, an inspector from the Highway Police Region 1, had sustained severe injuries from seven bullet wounds. He was later pronounced dead. The other injured person was Lieutenant Colonel Wasin Panppee. He had sustained injuries from a bullet wound to his arm.

Captain Boonleang of the Mueang Nathon Pathom Police told TPN media that the gunman has been identified as Mr. Tananchai Manmak, 45. They are currently hunting for him. Meanwhile the Crime Suppression Division (CSD) Police are also hunting for the sub-district headman too, who wasn’t immediately fully named.

It has been reported by the CSD that the sub-district headman invited a group of the highway police for dinner. The sub-district headman was talking with Major Siwakorn and the sub-district headman allegedly asked for the promotion of another highway policeman who works with Major Siwakorn. This individual also wasn’t identified.

However, the discussion did not go as was planned. Major Siwakorn told the sub-district headman that the promotion must follow the normal process. The sub-district headman became angry before he left the discussion. After that, the gunman came in before opening fire at the dining room table, say the CSD police.

The suspect remains on the run as of press time.

The original version of this article appeared on our sister website, The TPN National News, owned by our parent company TPN media.

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 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.