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Police investigate Bangkok shooting, find guns at suspect’s home

Police investigating a shooting outside a Bangkok massage parlour raided a suspect’s home and found guns, ammunition and drugs.

The dispute late last month involved Thai internet idol and well known gambler Apriak “Sia Po” Chat-arnon. The investigation has been more extensively covered in Thai media. 2 people were injured in shooting and police arrested Sia Po on murder charges.

Sia Po claims he did not have a firearm. Police searched his home say there were no signs of “illegal activity.” Sia Po told police the dispute was between 2 rival groups and around 60 shots were fired.

Today, police searched the home of 32 year old Thanabodee Imjai, who allegedly shot at Sia Pio. Police say they found 4 guns and bullets. 21 year old Warat Wongpetkhiew was at the home and was arrested for allegedly possessing ketamine.

SOURCE: Nation Thailand

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Caitlin Ashworth

Caitlin Ashworth is a writer from the United States who has lived in Thailand since 2018. She graduated from the University of South Florida St. Petersburg with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and media studies in 2016. She was a reporter for the Daily Hampshire Gazette In Massachusetts. She also interned at the Richmond Times-Dispatch in Virginia and Sarasota Herald-Tribune in Florida.

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