A video that is going around social networks shows the moment a thief approaches a group of women and children and points a gun at them in front of a school in São Paulo. Next to him, is a police officer, who pulls a gun and fires at the suspect. The people run. The suspect falls to the ground while she approaches the suspect again, kicks his weapon and surrenders him.
According to the Military Police, the 21-year-old suspect was carrying a .38 caliber revolver and had already approached other mothers awaiting the opening of the gate, as well as having searched the school’s security to see if he was armed. The event was in front of the Ferreira Master School, a private school in the neighborhood of Cruzeiro do Sul, in Suzano, on Saturday (12).
Still according to the PM, the police officer saw the move and heard a woman saying it was robbery. At this point, the police officer moved away, pulled out the gun and fired three times at the suspect.
The suspect was rescued to the Santa Casa de Suzano, but did not resist the injuries and died.
She said the criminal shot twice. At the first shot, the ammunition failed and the other worked.
Mother of two girls, 7 and 2 years old, Kátia is married to a PM lieutenant. She says she has not seen her children since. “I’m not with them now, but it’s being gratifying to defend lives,” he said.
“You have to remember that she is an example of what a police officer should do. For her, for society, for her own daughter,” said the governor.
For the Secretary of Public Security, Maggie Alves, she acted correctly. According to the PM, she followed the PM protocol, but the recommendation for the general population is not to react.
“She pushed the children away, approached the thief. She shoots, the boy shoots, the boy tries to get her leg, she immobilizes the boy and calls the 190. It was a perfect procedure from a technical point of view”.