Suspected gunman in Amsterdam fatal shooting arrested in Paris

Arrest (Photo: Politie). (Arrest (Photo: Politie))

A 33-year-old Amsterdam man was arrested in Paris last week on suspicion of involvement in a fatal shooting on Ten Katestraat in Amsterdam in November last year. The police believe the suspect is the one who fired the shot that killed 18-year-old Naoufal Mohammadi.

The suspect is now in custody fo the Amsterdam police. Officers searched two properties in Amsterdam-Zuidoost and Zaandijk after his arrest. In the Zaandijk home a kilogram of cocaine, a firearm and 10 thousand euros in cash were found. A 46-year-old man was arrested in connection with this discovery and is still in custody. The found firearm was not used in the Ten Katestraat shooting.

The 33-year-old suspect was arrested after a "very intensive investigation", the police said in a statement. He will be arraigned on Friday.

The shooting happened in a shisha lounge on Ten Katestraat around 6:30 p.m. on November 11th. Two arguing men left the shisha lounge and started a fight further up the street. Mohammadi, who was an innocent bystander, and a number of other customers went out to see what was going on. Shots were fired and the young Amsterdam man was hit. Emergency services resuscitated him in the shisha lounge and rushed him to the hospital, where he died of his injuries. Two other men who were involved in the fight were slightly injured.

On the night of the shooting the police arrested several people suspected of involvement. These included the driver of a car seen speeding away from the scene of the shooting and the two slightly injured men. The motorist had nothing to do with the shooting and was released. The other two men were questioned and released.