Officers arrived at the scene to discover the body of Yupaporn Poonpipit, 36, lying with a gunshot wound to her head. Her nine-month-old baby boy cried next to her corpse.
The dead woman was found with Bt700 still clutched in her hand. The shell from an 11mm-calibre pistol was also found at the scene.
Police learned that the couple were vendors whose business had been suspended during the pandemic crisis. Consequently leaving them without any income. Police named the husband as Winai Maila-or, 35, who was reportedly a heavy drinker of alcohol.
A witness said that he saw Winai argue with Yupaporn after she refused to give money to buy alcohol and then heard gunshots. Neighbours later saw Mr. Winai drove away from the house.
Man shot dead after car chase
A Sakon Nakhon man was shot dead by police after high drama that involved a car chase and a shootout. The driver of the car reportedly stopped at an intersection and allegedly fired at the officers. The police returned fire and killed the driver in the front seat.
He was later identified as Jaded Somsong, 28, a Sakon Nakhon local.
Officers reportedly found a handgun, 28 bullets, a petrol bomb and a knife in the car.
According to the Nation the deceased was a former employee of a car dealership in Sakon Nakhon.
The company reportedly had told the police earlier that day he had carried a gun into the company’s premises and threatened other staff. Jaded reportedly fled the scene in his car. The company reported no injuries or damage.