UPDATE: Suspect Arrested After a Russian Man Was Shot in His Car in Phuket

Phuket –

A foreign suspect was arrested at Phuket International Airport after a Russian businessman was injured after being shot while he was in a car in Cherng Talay at a local cafe.

Our previous related stories:

A foreign man was shot in a car which was parked at a cafe at the boat avenue in Thalang.

A 44-year-old Russian man has sustained injuries from gunshots while he was in a parked car in front of a café in Cherng Talay.

Now for our update:

The Phuket Immigration Office told the Phuket Express on Thursday morning (June 8th) that the prime suspect has been arrested at a ticket counter at the international terminal in the Phuket International Airport. The foreign suspect was identified as Mr. Artur Legay, 49, a Kazakhstani national.

The suspect had been tracked by relevant agencies since yesterday afternoon after fleeing the scene following allegedly shooting the victim Aleynikov Dmitry, 44, four times around his chest. Mr. Dmitry survived and was even cognizant and able to walk and talk on his own following the incident. He remains in a hospital as of press time and is expected to recover.

Mr. Dmitry is a Phuket ex-pat and local business owner.

Mr. Legay was believed to have been attempting to flee Thailand following the incident but had not immediately answered any questions from the media or relevant law enforcement agencies.

This is a developing story and will be updated as details are released.

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


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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.