Phuket man paralysed by drunk officer seeks 15 million baht in compensation

List of the noodle vendor who was shot by a drunk, off-duty police officer final year on Phuket’s Bangla Road is looking for compensation of 15 million baht. The 25 year previous vendor was shot in the abdomen with the bullet lodged in his spine, paralysing him from the waist down. The officer is now on trial for tried homicide, carrying a firearm in a public area without essential reason, and firing a weapon in a public space.
Back in February of last year, the seller was shot in the abdomen by the intoxicated officer as he was walking, tending to his customers late at night time on the popular strolling street. Video footage reveals the officer then approaching the vendor, who had fallen to the bottom and then shooting at him once more at a detailed vary. The officer walked away for a moment after which slaps the seller in the face, picks him up, shoves him over, after which kicks him before strolling away.
The officer had reportedly been ingesting for hours and ended up in a heated argument with another man. Reports say he by accident fired the gun at the vendor walking by.
Surgeons have been able to remove the bullet that was lodged within the man’s spine, however he was left paralysed from the waist down. His spouse has been caring for him in addition to the two children.
After some delays, Phuket Provincial Court held proceedings final week, hearing from witnesses. The court will hear testimonies from the final two witnesses on April 7. A lawyer for the household says the CCTV footage is important proof that could result in the sentencing.
SOURCES: Thairath | Khaosod | Matichon| Phuket News

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