The chief administrator of Khon Kaen's Provincial Administration Organisation (PAO) was shot to death near his home on Friday morning.
Police said that Suchart Kothum, 53, had been shot once in the head and several times in the arms with a pistol. Officers found five bullet shells in front of his home on Kasikorn Tungsan Road in Muang district.
According to witnesses and the victim's family, Suchart had just driven past his house gate when a black pickup truck with three men inside blocked his way, said Pol Maj Gen Surapol Pinitchob, chief of provincial police region 4.
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