Sakon Nakhon man shot dead after car chase, gun fight with police
A Sakon Nakhon man was shot dead by police after high drama that involved a car chase and a shootout.
Ten police officers from Sawang Dindaen Police Station in Sakon Nakhon province used four patrol cars to chase an orange Opel Corsa with licence plate Khor Gor 6816 Udon Thani in the Nittayo Udon Thani-Sakon Nakhon Road on Wednesday (April 22).
The driver of the car reportedly stopped at an intersection, which is a border between Nonghan and Sawang Dindaen districts and allegedly fired at the officers who had surrounded him. The police returned fire and killed the driver in the front seat. He was later identified as Jaded Somsong, 28, a Sakon Nakhon local. Officers reportedly found a handgun, 28 bullets, a petrol bomb and a knife in the car.
According to investigation officers, the deceased was a former employee of a car dealership in Sakon Nakhon.
The company reportedly had told the police earlier that day he had carried a gun into the company’s premises and threatened other staff. Jaded reportedly fled the scene in his car. The company reported no injuries or damage.