Man held after fatal shooting in Amsterdam

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21 November 2005, AMSTERDAM — Police arrested a man, 24, on Sunday in connection with a fatal shooting in the west of Amsterdam on Friday.

21 November 2005

AMSTERDAM — Police arrested a man, 24, on Sunday in connection with a fatal shooting in the west of Amsterdam on Friday.

Amsterdam newspaper 'Het Parool' said it appeared the murder of the 27-year-old man, who died on the Hermanus Coenradistraat, near metro station De Vlugtlaan in Amsterdam-West, is not connected to three gangland killings in the city in the last few weeks.

The suspect was in bed in his home on Kudelstaat when the police arrived to arrest him. He is a Dutch national of Surinamese descent. The identity of the victim has not been released.

Eyewitnesses described seeing the victim arguing with two men, who were on a scooter, just before he was shot. The man managed to walk to a nearby street before he collapsed and died. Witnesses said he appeared to be Turkish or Moroccan.

'Het Parool' said the shooting was probably not related to the recent gangland murders of lawyer Evert Hingst, real estate agent and former armed robber Kees Houtman and criminal George van Kleef. Amsterdam gangster John Mieremet was shot dead in Thailand earlier this month.

[Copyright Expatica News + ANP 2005]

Subject: Dutch news

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