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Sergeant Jakrapanth Thomma Wiki – Biography

Sergeant Major Jakrapanth Thomma, 32, had been hiding out in the basement of Terminal 21 shopping mall in Nakhon Ratchasima, a city 155 miles northeast of Bangkok, after opening fire on terrified civilians yesterday afternoon.

Sergeant Jakrapanth Thomma Age

Age                                               32

Sergeant Jakrapanth Thomma Nationality

Nationality                                  Thailand

Sergeant Jakrapanth Thomma Major Facts

  • Sergeant Major Jakrapanth Thomma went on a killing spree in Korat, 155 miles from Thai capital Bangkok
  • Thomma hijacked an army vehicle, shot an officer and soldiers, and sprayed a volley of bullets at civilians
  • He’s then believed to have taken hostages at a shopping center that Thai forces later tonight laid siege to
  • The rogue soldier was shot by Thai security forces after holing himself up in a basement for more than 14 hours

Sergeant Jakrapanth Thomma CCTV Camera recording

As he drove along the motorway toward the shopping center, Thomma opened fire on civilians at a house and a Buddhist temple before making his way inside the mall – where he was caught on CCTV stalking the corridors.

Thai media said the suspect’s mother was being taken to the mall to try to persuade him to give up. As she was led to a police car, she was heard saying ‘why did he do it?’ with tears in her eyes.

The shooter was eventually shot dead just before 2 am GMT after being holed up in the basement for more than 14 hours.

Sergeant Jakrapanth Thomma Police Statement

Police from the Crime Suppression Division urged fleeing shoppers to ‘raise their hands’ and identify themselves on the ground floor ‘and authorities will evacuate you’.

Hospitals across the country were braced for a grim night ahead as residents flooded the hospitals to give blood and search for relatives.

A brave lone policeman is among those thought to have entered the shopping mall to search for the shooter. Video shows him holding a semi-automatic handgun as he stalked the empty floors of the building.

Sergeant Jakrapanth Thomma Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul

Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul said a doctor was shot while helping an injured person. A police officer also was killed, pushing the death toll to 21, Anutin said.

Hundreds of people were evacuated from the mall in small batches by police while they searched for the gunman.

‘We were scared and ran to hide in toilets,’ said Sumana Jeerawattanasuk, one of those rescued by police. She said seven or eight people hid in the same room as her.

‘I am so glad. I was so scared of getting hurt,’ she said.

A volunteer rescue worker recounted a bloody scene of horror after his team carried four corpses to the hospital.

‘I’ve never seen anything like this,’ Peerapong Chatadee told AFP. ‘I just feel so sad. He is a soldier, he should not have fired at unarmed people.’

Shortly before midnight, police announced they had secured the above-ground portion of the mall, but were still searching for the shooter. Anutin said there were no more bodies left inside, but added, ‘we don’t know whether there are any additional injuries or deaths or not.