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Policeman murders wife and lover then reloads for more in brazen Korat gas station attack

A jealous policeman shot his teacher wife and her lover as they were enjoying a coffee at a PTT gas station yesterday evening.

The cop unloaded his 9mm gun into the two victims then reloaded and fired off another full clip.

Then he got back on his motorcycle and drove off home. He was arrested on the way saying he was going home to kill himself.

Nakorn Rachasima police and medics rushed to the scene of the shooting at the PTT gas station in Ban Don Kwang on Phetmatukhla Road just after 6pm, Thairath reported.

On the coffee shop terrace they found two victims and 14 spent cartridges from a 9mm gun. Forty five year old teacher Juthathip Buakhlai was still slumped in a chair. She was riddled with bullets in her head and body.

On the floor nearby on his side was the lifeless body of 59 year old Phongphat Chotichum a teacher and lawyer. He too had been shot in the head and body multiple times.

Outside was the male victim’s Toyota Vigo truck with Bangkok license plates.

The shooter had arrived on a Honda MSX then fled in the direction of Korat town. Police radioed ahead and Ekkaphong Phromsuk, 48, was arrested on his motorbike behind a train station. A 9mm gun was taken into evidence.

Ekkaphong is a police sergeant of the Region 3 force.

He told investigators that he found out that a man was showing an interest in his wife. He had been trying to find out exactly what was going on for a long time.

Yesterday he discovered that they were meeting for a coffee at the gas station and in an angry rage he went there. When he arrived he drew his gun and went over to the couple.

He admitted that he emptied his gun into both his wife and her friend before reloading and continuing the rampage.

He said he then left and was intending to go back to his police flat where he was going to shoot himself. But he was stopped and arrested before he could get home.

CCTV evidence was clear and confirmed his story in every detail.

He was detained as investigations in the case continue.

Thai VisaThairath

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