On Tuesday night, a police officer was killed as he and his men tried to stop a pickup truck thought to be carrying a large number of drugs in the northern province of Chiang Mai. The officer was shot dead as he and his men tried to stop the truck.
The police squad was led by Pol Maj Phibulphan Sukhumanon, an inspector attached to the Fang district. He attempted to stop the vehicle at a road checkpoint but was met with automatic gunfire from the occupants. Afterwards, the truck accelerated away.
When Office Phibulphan was struck in the chest and legs, the rest of his fellow officers chased after the vehicle while the wounded officer was being attended by police medics. The suspects fled the scene, abandoning the vehicle in a nearby village.
Additional police officers arrived at the scene and searched the pickup truck and surrounding area. On the site, they found 21 knapsacks with about 4.2 million pills of methamphetamine in them.
A rescue unit took the wounded police officer to the Fang district hospital, but he was pronounced dead shortly after arrival.
In a statement to reporters, the suspect apologized to the family of the dead victim. He said he had committed the crime and would face consequences.
According to the suspect, while he was drinking beer he observed the woman leaving her room without locking it. The suspect tried to break into her room and take the goods, but the woman returned too returned quickly. After hiding in her bathroom, he later tried to escape.
When the victim saw him, she screamed. He covered her mouth with his hand before stabbing her in the thigh with the knife before fleeing.
Later, he found out the woman had died in front of an elevator door at the condominium building