Over 200 police officers fitted with CCTVs on their helmets to record troublemakers were needed to hold back onlookers when “Arm Jie”, the accused murderer of Tee Lai Khopai, was brought to reenact the scene of the murder.
Friends of the deceased allegedly attempted to create a lynch mob and dole out their own justice.
Warut, aka “Arm Jie”, told police that at 6 am during a birthday party at the Teng Si Shop in Rungland Village, South Pattaya, Panuwat, aka Tee Lai Khopai, arrived to argue with Chatchai Srisan. Warut said Tee Lai shot Chatchai twice in the head.
Warut admitted he took out his own weapon and gunned down Tee Lai. Warut then attempted to hide at his girlfriend’s place in Surin.
The murder weapon is still missing.
Warut has been charged with murder.