The gunman who shot his ex-wife to death at a Bangkok shopping mall was arrested early this morning in Phetchaburi province, about 200 kilometers from the capital.
Danusorn Noomcharoen was taken into custody at a house following a standoff with police. Inside the home, officers found a pistol and more than 30 bullets, according to Col. Krisana Pattanacharoen, national police spokesman.
The victim, 28-year-old Piyanut Chatthai, worked at the Icon Clinic inside Century The Movie Plaza mall near Bangkok’s Victory Monument. He walked in and shot her to death at about 3:45pm on Tuesday.
Police say that they divorced last week, and he became enraged after seeing her post a photo of a flower bouquet on Valentine’s Day.
Danusorn is also accused of shooting another employee who survived and is being treated at a hospital.
It took police and Danusorn’s mother several hours to talk the alleged gunman into turning himself in. There, police said they found a letter in which he vowed to kill Piyanut’s lover and then take his own life.
Preliminary charges against Danusorn include five offenses such as premeditated murder and firing a gun in public. Danusorn reportedly confessed to the crime and will be brought back to the Phaya Thai Police Station for further questioning.