This is the moment a gunman’s attempted robbery on young children and families was foiled by a waiting mother – who turned out to be an off-duty armed policewoman.
Dramatic security footage shows a suspected armed robber,Elivelton Neves Moreira, 21, approaching the crowd made up of young school children and their parents with a gun outside a non-public school in Sao Paulo.
But his attempted robbery failed when a military police officer Katia da Silva Sastre, 42, pulled out her own gun and fired three shots at the suspect.
The video shows Moreira, falling backwards and clutching his chest before Sastre shoves him on to his front with her foot having thrown her handbag aside on Saturday morning.
although the suspect later died in the hospital from his injuries, officer Sastre is being hailed a hero for her act of bravery and was honored in a ceremony by Sao Paulo Governor Márcio França on Sunday.
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