Video: Off-duty Brazil officer fatally shoots armed robbers while holding baby

Sgt. Rafael Souza was at the pharmacy to purchase medicine when two armed, hooded men stormed the business

By PoliceOne Staff

SAO PAULO, Brazil — Surveillance footage captured an off-duty military officer fatally shooting two armed robbers while holding his young son at a pharmacy Saturday.

CBS News reports that Sgt. Rafael Souza visited the pharmacy with his wife and son to purchase medicine when two armed, hooded men, aged 24 and 22, stormed the business. One of the men pointed a gun at Souza, who then drew his own weapon.

With his son in one arm, Souza began firing at the suspects. He is later seen handing off his son to his wife, who was crouching in an aisle, and continued to engage the suspects.

The two suspects were pronounced dead at the scene.


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