Angkul Srihanan shows police and onlookers how he allegedly murdered two men
on the streets of Pattaya.
A man believed responsible for shooting deaths of two
people outside a Third Road karaoke bar has been arrested while hiding
out in Issan.
Angkul Srihanan, 23, was captured in Chaiyaphum
Province Aug. 8.
Along with an 11 mm. pistol recovered from the
ceiling of his Soi Nongprue apartment and Honda Wave motorbike seen in
security camera footage, police said they had enough evidence to pin the
Aug. 2 killings of Nattapong Ketkaew, 19, and Bas Mahaman, 21, at the
Crink Crazy Drink Bar.
Police say Angoon confessed to the shootings, saying
he’d bumped into one of the victims who was a rival for the affections
of a woman and gotten into an argument. Unwilling to let the issue go,
he waited until the pub closed, then followed his adversary and shot him
and his friend in the head.
Police quickly identified the shooter from a CCTV
camera at a 7-Eleven shop across the street, but that Angkul had already
fled his apartment by the time they arrived there. The suspect said he’d
fled to hide out with his brother.
Pattaya police said Angoon was an ex-convict who’d
recently completed a prison term for illegal weapons possession.