Dutch Citizens Outraged After Soldier Is Shot Dead in Downtown Indianapolis During Training Trip to US
Dutch citizens are outraged after a Royal Dutch Commando was shot dead in downtown Indianapolis.
Royal Dutch Commando Simmie Poetsema was shot dead when Shamar Duncan shot him in the back of the head following an altercation in Indianapolis.
Simmie Poetsema was sent to Afghanistan last year to help with the evacuation following Joe Biden’s surrender to the Taliban.
Simmie’s friends say, “As a medic, Simmie was always there where he could make a difference.”
Popular Military reported:
Dutch citizens are outraged in the aftermath of the killing of one of their commandos and wounding of several others in Indiana, as details appear to trickle in on who was behind the killing.
Shamar Duncan has been identified as one of the men responsible for the slaying of Simmie Poetsema, a Royal Dutch Commando who was gunned down in Indianapolis on August 27.
According to a police affidavit for probable cause obtained by a local news station and posted to Twitter, around 4 to 6 gunshots were heard by witnesses.
“[A surviving commando] told Detective [Gregory] Taylor that they had left a club in downtown Indianapolis,” the affidavit read. “They were headed back to the hotel for the night. On their way back to the hotel, some guys bumped into their group and a disturbance broke out. He said there were three African American males that got into a pulling and pushing match.”
The shooting reportedly took place after an altercation outside of a nightclub, which led to Duncan and his friends being bested in hand-to-hand combat by the commandos.
“He said one of the African Americans got hit and was knocked out with one punch,” the affidavit continued, written in grammar typical of police reports. “He said their group was trying to get out of the fight because they didn’t want a fight. He said 30 seconds to 2 minutes after the fight, shots were fired.”
A 9mm handgun was listed as the murder weapon, and Poetsema was reported to have been shot in the head from behind in a drive-by from “a light-colored pick-up truck.”