Police are offering a reward of 200,000 baht for information leading to the arrest of suspects in the murder of former national sports shooter Jakkrit Panichpatikum on Saturday night.
Police have yet to exclude any possible motives for the murder, Metropolitan Police Bureau (MPB) chief Kamronwit Thoopkrachang said.
Clearer findings would be discussed at a meeting today which should shed light on the murder motive, Pol Lt Gen Kamronwit said.
The MPB commander said the one certainty was that the gunmen who killed Jakkrit were hitmen and the murder had been well planned.
He said he had no objections to the Crime Suppression Division (CSD) having begun another probe into the same case and it was up to the CSD whether it told the media about anything it uncovered in its investigation.
The MPB was willing to work with the CSD, and investigators from the agencies would meet today, Pol Lt Gen Kamronwit said.
He said this should be regarded as a joint effort rather than competition between the MPB and the CSD.
As for speculation that Jakkrit had been well aware of threats to his life before he was murdered, Pol Lt Gen Kamronwit said that had simply come from interviews published in the media and those who made such claims had yet to provide their accounts to police investigators.
In response to reports that conflicts in the amulet trade business might have been the motive for the killing of Jakkrit, Pol Lt Gen Kamronwit said he too had traded in amulets but he had not realised that Jakkrit had been in this business as well.
Pol Lt Gen Kamronwit denied rumours that Jakkrit had contacted him and asked to come and see him before he was murdered.