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Man wanted for fatal drive-by shooting surrenders in Phuket

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The prime suspect in a drive-by shooting in the Phuket sub-district of Chergntalay has turned himself in. The 18 year old was wanted for the murder of a 21 year old man gunned down at a petrol station on the night of Friday, March 15.

Kiattisak Thawornphon, aka “Gus”, surrendered to Chergntalay police on Sunday, March 17, and was immediately arrested and taken in for questioning. The Phuket Provincial Court had issued an arrest warrant for Kiattisak, following the shooting of Teerapat Suksrimuang, from Paklok.

According to a Phuket News report, the victim was shot at a Caltex petrol station on the Bandon-Cherngtalay Road, shortly after 10pm last Friday. Although rushed to hospital, he succumbed to his injury.

It’s understood that at the time of his surrender, Kiattisak confessed to the crime and told officers the whereabouts of the gun and Honda Scoopy motorbike used in the shooting.

Both were subsequently recovered from the Layan area and Kiattisak remains in custody. The police have not disclosed the motive for the shooting.

SOURCE: The Phuket News

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