Deputy Metropolitan Police Division 3 chief Chanwit Phumpho said police officers "did not use excessive force" and will be able to clarify all doubts with security camera footage. Police said that as officers drove the suspects to the police station, Ekachai followed the police pick-up on a motorcycle. "As Ekachai neared the vehicle, he began yelling at the suspects before opening fire at the officers' vehicle," Pol Col Chanwits. According to Pol Col Chanwit, the officer acted in self defence and clarified that it was the officer's colleagues who fired the shots. The three arrested suspects might have attempted to attack the student on the bike in order to flee, he said.
Source: Bangkok Post February 11, 2019 21:45 UTC