Suspect in Oss shooting dies in hospital

Dutch police at the scene of a crime
Dutch police at the scene of a crimePhoto: twixx/DepositPhotos

A 59-year-old man suspected of a fatal shooting in Oss on Monday, died in hospital on Thursday, the police confirmed. The man was found severely injured in his home on Monday afternoon, after he came into the picture as a suspect.

The police believe the man attempted to take his own life.

 43-year-old Hakan Zatsan was gunned down in front of his home on Anna Bijnstraat at around 7:45 a.m. on Monday. The 59-year-old man's home was raided later that afternoon. The police found him seriously hurt inside.

The police are still investigating exactly what happened, but it is clear that the two men had a long ongoing business conflict. According to newspaper AD, the suspect is a former business partner of Zatsan. In 2007 the victim and suspect started company Cleaning Solutions together. At the end of 2012 it came to a break, partly due to bickering about the private use of a company debit card, according to the newspaper. Conflict between the two about money and shares have since ended up in court multiple times. 

On Wednesday it was revealed that Zatsan reported a threat the 59-year-old man made against him to the police, according to As Zatsan did not want to escalate the conflict further, he never pressed charges.