Mall murder suspect arrested
published : 19 Feb 2020 at 10:08
updated: 19 Feb 2020 at 11:49
writer: Wassayos Ngamkham
A man accused of shooting dead his ex-wife and wounding another woman at a cosmetic clinic inside a shopping mall in Bangkok on Tuesday has been arrested.
Danusorn Numcharoen, 28, was taken into custody about 4.30am on Wednesday in tambon Huay Mae Phiang of Kaeng Krachan district, Phetchaburi province, by Phayathai and Metropolitan Division 1 police under a court warrant.
On Tuesday afternoon, a man walked into The Icon Clinic on the fourth floor of the Century The Movie Plaza and shot dead Piyanut Chatthai, 28, an employee. He opened fire with a handgun, hitting Piyanut in the head and the body.
Another woman, Wilasinee Teepan, 29, was also hit and seriously wounded in the calculated attack. She was rushed to hospital. A video of the cold-blooded shooting from the clinic security camera was later posted on Youtube.
Mr Danusorn was brought to Bangkok for legal action. He was charged with premeditated murder, attempted murder, having a firearm in possession without permission and carrying the firearm in public without reason.
Police said he confessed.
Thai media reported that the suspect left four hand-written letters in his Bangkok room. In one of the letters, he told police not to hunt down him. He promised he would not shoot anyone except himself, but he wanted to take another life first (her lover).
He said he was sorry. He promised he would end his own life in two days. He appealed police to take care of his mother. He asked for time.