Phuket City Police Superintendent Wanchai Ekpornpit revealed the name of the wanted man as Prapan Inkong, 27. He declined to release the man’s address or other information for fear of jeopardizing the investigation.
Police believe that Prapan was hired to kill Chit “Tik” Raknanga by a third party.
Col Wanchai told the Gazette that romantic jealously resulting from a love triangle was the apparent motive for the killing.
Mr Chit was shot at close range by a man who arrived on a motorcycle. The victim was dining with friends at his restaurant on the bypass road on January 16.
One of Mr Chit’s friends was also hit in the attack, but survived.
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