Known criminal killed in Amsterdam shooting

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

A 29-year-old man was shot on Jacob Krausstraat in Amsterdam early on Sunday morning. He was rushed to hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries. Multiple media sources identify the victim as Brennan Dalfour, a man with an extensive criminal record who is part of a well known crime family in Amsterdam, according to Het Parool.

The police responded to Jacob Krausstraat at 1:30 a.m. on Sunday, after reports of shots fired. They found the critically injured man at the scene. He was resuscitated on the street and rushed to hospital, where he died. 

There was no trace of the perpetrator. Witnesses reported seeing the gunman running towards Cornelis Lelylaan and Sloterplas. The suspect was wearing a dark jacket with a hood. The police call on witnesses to come forward.

According to Het Parool, the Dalfour family has a strong reputation in the Amsterdam underworld. Brennan's brother Marlon barely survived an attempt on his life in 2009, only a few hundred meters from where Brennan was killed on Sunday. Marlon stopped his car in front of his home on Andries Verlinghstraat when a gunman opened fired on him with a submachine gun. At least 34 shots were fired. Marlon was hit ten times, including twice in his head. Multiple emergency surgeries saved his life, but the shooting left him disabled. 

Four men were given long prison sentences for this failed assassination.

Another brother of Brennan and Marlon suffered a spinal cord injury in a shooting in front of Club Zebra Lounge in Leidsebuurt in 2009.

Their cousin Brian Dalfour was shot dead along with Muljaim Nazdak in a holiday home in Hooge Zwaluwe in October 2015. Brian Dalfour was president of the Amsterdam chapter of motorcycle gang No Surrender at the time. According to Parool, Brian Dalfour and Nadzak were killed in a rip-deal gone wrong. They were trying to rob four Belgian criminals of money they brought to buy cocaine. Dalfour and Nazdak were planning to give them fake drugs. Earlier this month, the Public Prosecutor asked that the case against the four Belgians be dismissed because they acted in self defense. 

The Dalfour family also had ties with Gwenette Martha and his entourage. Martha was a gang leader in Amsterdam who was assassinated in Amstelveen in May 2014.