UPDATE: Girlfriend of suspect at Pattaya pool villa shooting says her boyfriend only accompanied the gang to look around

Pattaya —

The girlfriend of a prime suspect in a Pattaya pool villa shooting claimed to police that her boyfriend only accompanied the gang to look around and did nothing wrong, while Pattaya police are preparing to issue arrest warrants on another three suspects.

Our previous story:

All five suspects in a shooting at a pool villa in Pattaya surrendered themselves.

Now for our update:

Pattaya Police chief Pol. Col. Kunlachart Kunlachai and other investigation police collaboratively interrogated the three prime suspects, including Mr. Jirarot “Rang” Wattana, 29, Mr. Boonrit “Chooi” Chitma, 24, and Mr. Saralan “Top” Yodthat, 23, at the Pattaya police station today, October 20th, to elicit more clues.

The three suspects surrendered themselves after allegedly firing firearms at cars and assaulting renters at an unnamed pool villa in Pattaya on October 18th.

Another two suspects, including Mr. Phurich Khamchin, 30, and Mr. Thanapol Khamphet, 27, also turned themselves in yesterday but were questioned at different times.

After the interrogation, the police chief said he would issue more arrest warrants on another three suspects namely Toey, Em, and Dum. All were aliases.

Meanwhile, the unnamed girlfriend of the prime suspect, “Rang,” showed up at the Pattaya police station to talk with the police. She said her boyfriend was not involved with the shooting or the assault and was only there to look around because he was a friend of the suspects. She said her boyfriend had no idea other suspects would be violent and he was innocent. She also demanded justice for her boyfriend.

Pattaya police did not immediately respond to her claims.


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Aim Tanakorn
The local news translator at The Pattaya News. Aim is a twenty-four year old who currently lives in Bangkok. Interested in English translation, story-telling, and entrepreneurship, he believes that hard-working is an indispensable component of every success in this world.