Police arrest suspected gunman who killed 2 outside Third Road pub

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A man believed responsible for shooting deaths of two people outside a Third Road karaoke bar has been arrested while hiding out in Issan.

Angkul Srihanan, 23, was captured in Chaiyaphum Province Aug. 8.

Along with an 11 mm. pistol recovered from the ceiling of his Soi Nongprue apartment and Honda Wave motorbike seen in security camera footage, police said they had enough evidence to pin the Aug. 2 killings of Nattapong Ketkaew, 19, and Bas Mahaman, 21, at the Crink Crazy Drink Bar.

Angkul Srihanan shows police and onlookers how he allegedly murdered two men on the streets of Pattaya. Angkul Srihanan shows police and onlookers how he allegedly murdered two men on the streets of Pattaya.

Police say Angoon confessed to the shootings, saying he’d bumped into one of the victims who was a rival for the affections of a woman and gotten into an argument. Unwilling to let the issue go, he waited until the pub closed, then followed his adversary and shot him and his friend in the head.

Police quickly identified the shooter from a CCTV camera at a 7-Eleven shop across the street, but that Angkul had already fled his apartment by the time they arrived there. The suspect said he’d fled to hide out with his brother.

Pattaya police said Angoon was an ex-convict who’d recently completed a prison term for illegal weapons possession.