Off-Duty Cop In Brazil Unloads Magazine Into Armed Robber At Close Range
An armed robber was killed by an off-duty police officer during an attempted robbery of a jewellery store in central Sao Paulo on Wednesday afternoon, 23 November 2016.
A video released by the Civil Police shows a couple approaching the entrance of the jewellery store and being approached by two criminals, who entered the establishment minutes before the off-duty officer arrived with his wife.
After the robbers approached and threatened the couple, the officer unholstered his weapon and shot the suspects several times. One of the suspects was hit multiple times and died on the spot.
His partner in crime managed to flee, but the Civil Police believe he was also hit, as blood was found on the sidewalk. The policeman and his wife were not injured.
The dead assailant, 29 years old, had a previous conviction for armed robbery and was wanted by the police.