UPDATE: Suspect Involved in Dusit College Shooting in Bangkok Surrenders in Phuket

Phuket –

The last suspect who was allegedly involved in the shooting of a Dusit Technical College student in Bangkok has surrendered to police in Thalang.

Our previous story:

On November 20th, 2023, Dusit police officers received a shooting report on Ranong Soi 2, Dusit, Bangkok. There was one casualty reported as one of the students at Dusit Technical College.

The three main alleged suspects were identified. One of the alleged suspects voluntarily surrendered and was publicly identified as Mr. Akkaraphon Sirimekanon, a 22-year-old former college student in a college institution in Thonburi.

Now for the update:

The Thalang Police told the Phuket Express that on Friday (November 24th) that a man identified only as Mr. Om, 18, is a wanted suspect who is being accused of being involved in murder, attempting to kill another person, possession of a firearm and ammunition without legal permission, carrying a gun in public without legal permission, discharging a weapon in public, and carrying weapons in public without legal permission.

Om surrendered to the Thalang Police. After the shooting incident, he fled to Phuket and stayed at his father’s home at a housing estate in Pa Klok, Thalang since Wednesday (November 22nd).

Om told his father that he was just sitting on the back of the motorbike but he was not involved in killing anyone and claimed he had no idea what was going to happen and was just a passenger. His father took him to surrender to the Thai police after learning of his son’s involvement and Om will be sent back to the Dusit Police for further legal action.

Thai police, based on the arrest warrant they issued, did not believe the suspect’s claims that he was just an innocent passenger on the motorbike of one of the other shooters. As of press time the suspect had not officially entered a legal plea and it was unclear if he had an attorney.

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

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.