01/18/2013

Cop killed by colleague in 'holdup' prank

The officer in the car drew his gun and fired several shots into the stomach of the friend

By PoliceOne Staff

SAO PAULO — An officer in Brazil who was playing a prank on a colleague by simulating a holdup was shot and killed Thursday.

The incident happened in Rondonopolis when an officer was pulling out of his garage to go to work.

His friend on the department — who was wearing a helmet — rode up on a motorcycle and announced a holdup.

Not knowing who the man was, the officer in the car fired several shots into his stomach. When he realized the true identity of the man, he rushed him to a hospital but he later died, according to the Associated Press

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