Home | Editor's Choice | Gunman Tries To Rob Kids, Families Outside A School — Runs Into Pistol-Packing Mother

Gunman Tries To Rob Kids, Families Outside A School — Runs Into Pistol-Packing Mother

A gunman who tried to rob children and families outside a Sao Paulo, Brazil school on Saturday morning was met with deadly force from a mother who happened to be an off-duty policewoman.

Security cameras show Elivelton Neves Moreira announcing a robbery and pointing a .38 revolver at mothers outside Ferreira Master school when 42-year-old Katia da Silva Sastre quickly drew her weapon and fired three times at the gunman, the Daily Mail reported.

Neves Moreira was hospitalized, but later died from his wounds.

Officer Sastre was commended for her heroism. She had reportedly been warned by a fellow mother several seconds earlier while the gunman was in the process of robbing someone else.

The video shows Sastre shooting the assailant in the chest and leg as he tried to return fire, getting off two shots before falling backwards. She then secured the assailant and waited for help to arrive. No one else was injured.

“I didn’t know if he was going to shoot the kids or the mothers or the security guard at the school door,” she told colleagues, according to DailyMail. “I just thought about defending the mums, the children, my own life and my daughter’s.”

“I had to act quickly to end his aggression and prevent him from harming anyone. I reverted to the training I have received in the corporation,” she added. “It’s gratifying to have been in the right place to have saved all our lives.”

And now, on Mother’s Day, the policewoman and mother of two is being commended for her bravery.

“She went to the party to celebrate the date and a situation like this happened. She acted so precisely, so perfectly, that we decided to honor her,” said Sao Paulo’s Governor Márcio França, while calling the  gunman’s death “sad and regrettable.”

“It is not ideal that the suspect died,” Franca said. “We would have preferred this had not happened. But it is a warning to those who take up a gun that they could be killed because our security professionals are well trained to protect the public.”

Delivered by The Daily Sheeple

We encourage you to share and republish our reports, analyses, breaking news and videos (Click for details).


Contributed by Scott Morefield of The Daily Caller News Foundation.

Content created by The Daily Caller News Foundation is available
without charge to any eligible news publisher that can provide a large audience. For
licensing opportunities of our original content, please contact
[email protected]

Comments

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

*

Human Verification: In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


x

Check Also

Haspel is Not the Problem. The CIA is the Problem.

Is this really what we are as a country? Do we really want to elevate such people to the highest levels of government where they can do more damage to the United States at home and overseas?

Customers Rage As Starbucks Turns Into Homeless Shelter

Starbucks' controversial decision to enable every Tom, Dick, and non-paying Harry to use their restrooms has sparked equal parts criticism and praise, mirroring the nation's increasingly extreme partisan perspective on every- and any-thing...