PATHUM THANI — The family of the 30-year-old man shot dead by a police officer in Pathum Thani province has disputed police's account of the incident, pointing to CCTV footage that they say does not back police's version of events.
According to police, Assaneechaiyapol Charoenwinit was shot in his right rib cage by Police Lance Corporal Paisit Onsongchan after he rushed into Pratunam Chulalongkorn Police Station with a knife at around 4:30am on Sunday.
Police said Pol.Lc. Paisit, who was reportedly interrogating six Burmese drug suspects at the time, fired two warning shots, but Assaneechaiyapol lunged at him, forcing the officer to shoot.
Police are still investigating Pol.Lc. Paisit, who has been charged with manslaughter and extrajudicial killing.