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Brazilian off-duty officer with infant son in his arms shoots suspected armed robbers (video)

Posted at 9:17 AM, Nov 21, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-21 13:05:29-05

An off-duty military policeman was being hailed in Brazilian media on Nov. 19 after he shot and killed two suspected robbers in a pharmacy, all the while holding his young son in his arms.

Dramatic CCTV footage shows the incident, in which Sgt Rafael Souza, of the 49th Metropolitan Battalion, fired on the intruders while in the company of his wife and young son.

He is seen passing the son to his wife after firing his weapon.

According to an account by Estadao, one of the suspects pointed a gun at Souza, at which point he said he responded.

The two suspects died at the scene, Estadao said.

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