Peter de Vries, Dutch Crime Reporter, Dies After Being Shot

AMSTERDAM — A Dutch crime reporter who was shot within the head in a brazen assault in central Amsterdam final week as he was leaving a tv studio, died of his wounds on Thursday, his household stated in an announcement. The reporter, Peter R. de Vries, was 64.

“Peter has fought until the end, but has been unable to win this battle,” the assertion, carried by the Dutch broadcast information service RTL Nieuws, stated. “We are indescribably proud of him and at the same time inconsolable.”

Mr. de Vries, a widely known public determine within the Netherlands, was shot on the night of July 6 by an unknown assailant. The assault led to broad condemnation within the nation, the place drug associated crime and shootings have steadily elevated during the last decade. European leaders have condemned the taking pictures, which raised questions on protections for journalists.

The police arrested two males final week in reference to the assault after stopping them in a automobile on a close-by freeway. The police recognized the suspects as a 35-year-old Polish citizen and a 21-year-old from Rotterdam. The police have stated they imagine the youthful man was the gunman.

Both suspects appeared in courtroom in Amsterdam on Friday and so they stay in custody.

Ferd Grapperhaus, the Dutch justice minister, known as Mr. de Vries a “brave man” and stated his dying was “nothing less than a direct attack on our society.”

Mr. de Vries, who had hosted a televised crime present for almost twenty years and has lengthy been identified within the Netherlands for fixing chilly instances, had stated he usually acquired dying threats.