by Michael Hone
Robbery attempt involved a Federal Policeman
SALVADOR, Bahia – A man was shot dead inside the car he was driving Saturday morning in the Garden of Allah, on the edge of the capital, Salvador. Civil Police (PC) and Military Police (PM) are on the scene investigating the shooting. They have not released any more information about the crime, according to g1.globo.com.
According to witnesses, a federal policeman was standing on the shoreline looking out to sea when he was approached by robbers and reacted. There was an exchange of gunfire and the man who was inside the car was hit and he died at the scene.
Also according to witnesses, the policeman was shot in the arm and was taken away by ambulance. The Mobile Medical Emergency Service confirmed that the policeman had been picked up and taken by ambulance to the General State Hospital. The didn’t confirm his condition.
Brazilian online news source for this article: G1 Salvador