A man has been shot dead during a foiled robbery on a group of mothers and their young children. Elivelton Neves Moreira, 21, targeted the group outside a school in Sao Paulo, but one of them was an off-duty cop dropping off her child.
Security cameras filmed the incident which took place on Saturday morning at around 8am at Ferreira Master school where they were attending a Mothers’s Day party.
Military police officer Katia da Silva Sastre, 42, has been commended for her actions after she shot three times at Moreira who later died from his injuries in hospital,Metro new reports
The gunman pointed his .38 revolver at the mothers and threatened the school’s security guard, taking his wallet and phone.
Aware of a commotion, Katia pulled her police-issue gun from her bag, loads it quickly then fired three rounds, hitting Moreira in the chest and leg.
He managed to fire two shots, but one missed and the other jammed in his gun.
The officer, who had gone to the event with her seven-year-old daughter, told colleagues:
‘I didn’t know if he was going to shoot the kids or the mothers or the security guard at the school door. ‘I just thought about defending the mums, the children, my own life and my daughter’