Century Movie Plaza shooter arrested


Bangkok Mall Gunman Arrested While In Hiding, Deceased Was Suspect's Ex-Wife

Images adapted from: Thairath and Thairath

After opening fire in Century Movie Plaza near Victory Monument BTS yesterday, gunman Danusorn Noomjareon was captured in Petchburi province, 2.5hrs away from Bangkok, early this morning while he was on the run. 

The shooter was arrested with the gun he used in the shooting, a .45 ml Colt’s pistol, which will be used as evidence.

He’s been brought to the Phayathai Police Station in Bangkok for further investigation. 

Bangkok Mall Gunman Arrested While In Hiding, Deceased Was Suspect's Ex-Wife

Images credit: Thairath


Motivated by a personal issue


From the incident, Mrs. Piyanoot Chatthai, a 28-year-old cosmetic clinic staff was killed while her colleague was injured and now is at a hospital. 

The deceased was the shooter’s ex-wife. They had been married to each other for over 10 years and have 1 child together. The pair got a divorce on 11th February this year.

Police speculated that the shooting was thus driven by a personal issue.

Bangkok Mall Gunman Arrested While In Hiding, Deceased Was Suspect's Ex-Wife

The gunman rushed out of the clinic after shooting
Images credit: Thairath


Charged with premeditated murder


Noomjareon has been charged with illegal possession of a weapon, carrying a gun in public, and premeditated murder. He has allegedly confessed to all charges.

He could face 15 years up to a lifetime in prison or the death penalty.

This is the 4th shocking public shooting in Thailand since January, after the Lopburi robbery and Terminal 21 Korat massacre.

We’re hoping that this sort of event won’t happen again. But should you witness anything like this in the future, dial these emergency police hotlines: 191, 1599, or 02-354-6958.


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