Gunman strafes home of prison guard behind suspension of coworker

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A Pattaya correctional officer behind the suspension of another guard saw his house strafed with automatic gunfire as he slept.

Wuthipan Krajuikrajai, 37, a guard at the Pattaya Remand Prison, was unhurt in the after-midnight July 19 attack on his small Nong Plalai wooden house. Police recovered seven M16 automatic rifle bullets that hit his home and truck.

Wuthipan Krajuikrajai (left) shows Pol. Col. Somnuk Changate and other police officials damage done to his pickup from the late night barrage of gunfire. Wuthipan Krajuikrajai (left) shows Pol. Col. Somnuk Changate and other police officials damage done to his pickup from the late night barrage of gunfire.

Prison officials called Wuthipan a model employee, saying he’d not been in any dispute with inmates, but that the officer was responsible for having another guard suspended several days before.

Wuthipan had intercepted a package destined to be delivered by Theeradech Daengsuk to an inmate. Inside were two illegal mobile phones and 35 grams of crystal methamphetamines. After learning Theeradech had accepted the package without inspecting it, he was suspended.