Video shows the moment a thief robs a motorcylist at gunpoint in Brazil but is then shot down by an undercover cop before he can get away.
Dramatic video shows a Brazilian biker being held up at gunpoint before an undercover cop shoots his attacker down so he can’t escape.
The terrifying scene reportedly went down in Sao Paulo at 3 p.m. Saturday – caught on the victim’s helmet cam – and starts with him driving his Honda Hornet down the street.
Frightened biker hands the keys to his motorcycle over to the armed crook.
As he approaches an intersection, another bike pulls up alongside and the armed passenger jumps off.
Whipping out a .38 caliber revolver, the man – since named as Escarante Leonardo Santos – orders the biker from his wheels, according to authorities.
A man believed to be a cop steps out of a car at the intersection and shoots the crook at least twice.
Santos then tries to mount the ride so he can flee the scene.
But, out of nowhere, a military police officer sprints across the road and shoots him in the leg. With Santos writhing in agony on the ground, his accomplice escapes.
The thief was seriously injured, according to video, and later rushed to the hospital. His condition is unclear.
Santos was rushed to hospital for emergency surgery. His current condition has not been revealed, reported Folha.
Civil Police released a statement defending the shooting.
“Preliminary analysis of the video suggests that the action of the military police was legitimate and correct, with the observance of police techniques,” it said.
“(It) clearly shows that the robber pointed his gun towards the police officer. The actions demonstrated commitment to public cause, defending society from violent criminals.”
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