Border patrol police from Special Force 44 raided house No 30 in Ban Lee Seng, tambon Chakua about 3.30am, after receiving a tip-off that a militant was hiding there.
On seeing the police, a man ran out of the house and fired at them with a handgun. Police fired back and shot the man dead. An 11mm pistol was found near the body.
He was later identified as Marorda Masila, 37, a resident of the house targeted in the raid. He was wanted by Chakua police station on two arrest warrants for charges of attempted murder and violating emergency law.