Dutch crime reporter dies after being shot

Celebrity Dutch crime reporter Peter R. De Vries has died just over a week after being shot in the street, his family and his employer RTL Netherlands news said on Thursday (July 15).

De Vries, who was 64, was a frequent commentator on television crime programs, often working with victims' families and tirelessly pursued unsolved cases.

The attack on a busy Amsterdam street prompted outrage across Europe.

De Vries had received threats from the criminal underworld in the past in connection with several cases.

Before the announcement of De Vries' death, Dutch Justice Minister Ferd Grapperhaus said that an investigation would examine whether the government had provided the reporter with proper security.

Two men who were arrested on a highway shortly after the July 6 shooting, one of them a Polish national, remain in custody as murder suspects.

On Thursday Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte vowed to track down whoever was behind the shooting of a man he described as a determined and fearless reporter, saying on Twitter, "We owe it to Peter R. de Vries to make sure justice is served."

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