Jakraphanth Thomma Biography, Jakraphanth Thomma Wiki
Jakraphanth Thomma is a junior officer, killed his commanding officer before stealing weapons from a military camp, a defense spokesman told Thai media.
Terminal 21 Korat is part of a small chain of Thai shopping centers run by Bangkok-based property developer LH Mall & Hotel Co. The malls feature floors modeled after major cities around the world.
The alleged killer stole a Humvee from his base and then proceeded to drive around the city on a shooting spree, the media quoted police in the north-east as saying.
The soldier is alleged to have shot at shoppers inside a mall in the city. He took a selfie during the attack and posted it onto social media.
Jakraphanth Thomma Age
He is years old.
Thailand Shooting 20 Died
It began in Nakhon Ratchasima, also known as Korat, in the late afternoon at the Suatham Phithak military camp, where the commanding officer, named by the Bangkok Post as Col Anantharot Krasae, was killed.
The suspect seized arms and ammunition from the camp before taking a Humvee-type vehicle.
He then opened fire at a number of sites before arriving at the Terminal 21 shopping center.
The Bangkok Post reported that the soldier killed in the attack was Thomma’s commander.
There were “20 deaths, 12 wounded,” said an unnamed official from Bangkok’s Erawan Center, a dispatch center for the national emergency services who collate hospital information.
Jakraphanth Thomma Thai Shooting Video Footage
Local media footage appears to show the suspect getting out of his vehicle and firing shots as people flee.
CCTV footage shows him inside the shopping center with a raised rifle.
Other footage showed a fire outside the building, with some reports saying it was caused by a gas canister that exploded when it was hit with a bullet. One of the suspect’s social media posts features an image of himself with the fire in the background.
The shooter appeared to be armed with an assault rifle, based on a security camera video aired on Thai Rath television. Thai Rath said the incident began at about 3:30 p.m.
Nakhon Ratchasima Shooting Police Statements
A police officer contacted by phone in the city of Nakhon Ratchasima said the soldier initially shot dead another soldier and a woman and wounded a third person, apparently over a land dispute. Nakhon Ratchasima is also known as Korat.
Defense ministry spokesman Lt Gen Kongcheep Tantravanich said 20 people had been killed.
Where is Nakhon Ratchasima (Korat Thailand)
Nakhon Ratchasima is about 250 kilometers (155 miles) northeast of the Thai capital, Bangkok. It is a hub for Thailand’s relatively poorer and rural northeastern region.
Is Jakraphanth Thomma Arrested?
The suspect then drove to the city center and entered a shopping complex, where he is believed to be holed up.
Jakraphanth Thomma Shooting Motives
The suspect, whose motives remain unclear, posted images of his attack on social media sites.
Suspect Thai Shooter Jakraphanth Thomma FaceBook
The man believed to be the gunman posted updates to his Facebook page during the rampage with statements including “No one can escape death” and “Should I give up?” In a later post, he wrote, “I have stopped already.”
In a photo circulated on social media that appeared to be taken from his Facebook page, the suspect can be seen wearing a green camouflaged military helmet while a fireball and black smoke rage behind him. The Facebook page was made inaccessible after the shooting began.