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Thursday, June 24, 2021

Fruit Vendor Shot Dead in Bangkok; Motive Unknown

The killer confessed after interrogation.

The unfortunate scene.

When: December 2nd, 2020

Where: Sai Mai district, Bangkok

Perpetrators: Shooter named Art, age unknown

Victims: Fruit dealer named Mr. Damrong Thawekhet, age unknown

What: Police arrested Art today, December 4th, 2020, after an investigation of a gun homicide of a fruit vendor in Bangkok on the night of December 2nd, 2020. CCTV footage showed the alleged shooter killing the fruit vendor in the parking lot of a popular restaurant called Por Kung Pao Pinklao. The shooter escaped on a motorbike to the Rama VII Bridge and threw the firearm into the Chao Praya River. Police found a handful of .38 caliber rounds, expected to be fired from the murder weapon. The police searched the river for the discarded gun, but the current will make it difficult to recover.

The shooter, Art, has confessed, but police have not released a motive.

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My take: Another senseless murder in Bangkok. A lot of people don’t realize how much gun crime happens in Thailand. Part of our mission at True Crime Thailand is to report on the facts about Thai society and what goes on beneath the smiling surface. If you have any stories that are relevant to this mission, feel free to reach out at truecrimethailand@gmail.com

Source: https://www.komchadluek.net/news/crime/450801

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