Brabant shooting victim identified as suspect in fatal stabbing

Forensic team performs a trace evidence investigation at a crime scene
Forensic team performs a trace evidence investigation at a crime scenePhoto: Politie

The victim of a fatal shooting in the Noord-Brabant town of Schijndel on Wednesday evening, is Daan Hoef from Erp, according to various Dutch news sources. The 26-year-old man had an extensive criminal record, and was suspected of involvement in a fatal stabbing in 2015, AD reports.

Hoef's criminal record included assaults, theft, drug crimes and firearm possession, according to the newspaper. He was one of two suspects in the fatal stabbing of 27-year-old Joeri Edelijn in Uden on May 9th, 2015. Hoef and a friend were on Markt in Uden to score some cocaine. Camera footage of the incident show the two men looking to start a fight when Joeri walked by, talking on his phone. They taunted him and Hoef's friend stabbed him to death. Hoef's friend was sentenced to 10 years in prison in January last year.

Experts concluded that Hoef was aggressive and addiction sensitive. A large amount of speed was found on him when he was arrested. The Public Prosecutor demanded two years in prison and mandatory treatment for repeat offenders against Hoef. The court found the evidence against Hoef not strong enough and eventually convicted him only for public violence and drug possession. He was sentenced to eight months in prison, but was released immediately because he already served that period in pre-trail detention.

Hoef was shot on Aagje Dekenstraat in Schijndel just after 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday. He died at the scene. The police did an extensive trace evidence investigation, and the scene was still closed off to te public on Thursday morning. The tent covering the victim's body and car is still in place, according to the newspaper.