Officer shoots dead robbery suspects while holding baby in his arms

Carla Harmon
November 21, 2017

Military Police Sergeant Rafael Souza was doing some Saturday shopping with his wife and young son when the two suspects entered the pharmacy.

At one point the officer is seen handing the baby to his wife who had taken cover behind one of the store's aisles
At one point the officer is seen handing the baby to his wife who had taken cover behind one of the store's aisles

Jefferson Alves, 24, is thought to have then pointed his gun at the sergeant, who identified himself as policeman. But things obviously didn't go according to plan when two gunmen rushed into the pharmacy. He and the other suspect, identified as 22-year-old Italo Creato, had apparently meant to rob the Bifarma in the center of Campo Limpo Paulista, while Souza was in the store with his wife and their young son, according to the Independent.


CCTV captured an off-duty police officer shooting suspects while holding his son. And in the end both of the gunmen were dead, and the baby, who Souza handed over to his wife on the video, was also fine.


Investigators are reviewing the CCTV footage and have seized a number of weapons.


A Brazil cop got caught in a shootout, firing a gun while holding a baby. According to reports, the outcome was tragic with the two actors falling dead. No other injuries were reported.

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