Family-business dispute turns deadly in Pattaya

Friday, 04 July 2014 From Issue Vol. XXII No. 27 By  Boonlua Chatree

One man died when a family-business dispute turned to gunfire at Bali Hai Pier.

Wijarn Suwanpodog, 39, died en route to Pattaya Memorial Hospital June 18 after suffering a single 9mm shot to the chest.

Police are looking for a relative of Wijarn’s, identified only as “Boomsong,” who was a partner in his Pattaya boat-rental business. The two had been seen in an argument that turned into a fistfight. The well-built victim bested his smaller relative, so Boomsong ran to his motorbike, pulled a gun from under his seat and shot his relative.

Witnesses reported that, following the shooting, Boomsong casually put the gun away, hopped on his bike and drove away at normal speed past tourist police, tourists and other onlookers.

Police are looking for this man, identified only as “Boomsong,” for questioning in the shooting death of Wijarn Suwanpodog.Police are looking for this man, identified only as “Boomsong,” for questioning in the shooting death of Wijarn Suwanpodog.

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