100 locals surround police after drug suspect was fatally shot

Around 100 locals in the southern province Nakhon Si Thammarat surrounded a team of police after an officer allegedly shot and killed a drug trafficking suspect. Many witnesses say police “overrated.”

31 year old Charoensak Rachpumad, known as “Bang Mad,” was approached by a team of 10 Crime Suppression Division officers at a rubber plantation in the province’s Ron Phibun district. Charosensak had a warrant out for his arrest on charges of alleged involvement in the sale of weapons and drugs.

Witnesses say Charoensak only had a small knife. He was raising his arms to surrender and asking police to spare his life when he was shot in the abdomen, killing him, witnesses say.

Around 100 locals surrounded police for more than 2 hours. Charosensak’s brother, 42 year old Arnon Seng-iad, says the family will press charges on the officer fatally shot Charosensak.

SOURCE: Bangkok Post

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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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