Dutch crime reporter Peter R de Vries dies after getting shot
Peter R de Vrie, 64, was shot in the head minutes after leaving a television studio. He was a well-known Dutch crime reporter who was shot and critically injured nine days ago in central Amsterdam, where he died. Mr de Vries was well-known in the Netherlands for his investigations into mobsters and drug lords, so the shooting came as a shock.
Mr. de Vries has previously been threatened as a result of his work and required police protection after receiving threats in connection with his reporting on criminal cases. At the moment, his son, Royce de Vries, stated the family's "worst nightmare came true."
Two individuals were arrested who have been suspected of doing the crime.
Mr. de Vries was known for his investigative reporting on the Dutch underworld, notably the kidnapping of beer tycoon Freddy Heineken in 1983.
The veteran journalist is "afraid of nothing and no one," said Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte.