BANGKOK (AFP): Thai police today arrested Wanchalerm Yoobamrung, older brother of fugitive Duongchalerm Yoobamrung, on charges of illegal weapons possession, conspiracy to assault, and interfering in the course of justice. The charges relate to the shooting of a police officer in the Twenty Club in Bangkok on October 27, allegedly by Duongchalerm. Police chief Gen Sant Sarutanond said several witnesses to the shooting confirmed that weapons were used to help Doungchalerm escape in the melée that broke out after the officer was shot. “Several witnesses confirmed that weapons were used to make it difficult for the officers to do their job, and to help the suspect get away,” he told reporters. Duongchalerm remains at large.
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