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7 and 11 years in prison for fatal shooting in the Rembrandtplein parking garage

Shot at close range

The shooting took place in the night of May 18, 2019. A skirmish between several people took place in the parking garage. The two men mingled in the group. One of them then ran to his car and returned with a firearm, which he handed over to the other man moments later. He then shot the victim from very close in the neck. The 24-year-old man died in hospital shortly afterwards.

Manslaughter

The court establishes on the basis of camera images, among other things, that it was indeed the two suspects who were involved in the shooting. The 22-year-old man took a firearm from the car, his 21-year-old co-suspect shot the victim a little later. The court cannot determine that the shooter intended to shoot him in advance. That is why there is no murder, but manslaughter. The 22-year-old co-suspect is complicit in the manslaughter because of the retrieval and then handing over the weapon to the shooter.

Perpetrators have not taken responsibility

The court heavily charges the two men for their shocking act. They put an end to a young life in a very violent and cold-blooded way. They also did this in a public place, where many people were present at the time. Both men did not take any responsibility for their actions: they left their victim seriously injured and fled. The 21-year-old shooter could only be arrested in Spain last week and has not yet been willing or dared to answer. His co-suspect has always denied. As a result, it has not become clear why the victim was shot and many questions remain unanswered for the next of kin, who are already left with immeasurably great grief.

7 and 11 years in prison for fatal shooting in the Rembrandtplein parking garage
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