Off-Duty Officer Rafael Souza Shoots Gunmen While Holding Baby

Dramatic moment off-duty policeman shoots dead two gunmen as they rob a pharmacy by blasting his pistol with one ...

Dramatic moment off-duty policeman shoots dead two gunmen as they rob a pharmacy by blasting his pistol with one ...

CCTV footage of the incident shows the officer holding his son with one arm and brandishing a gun in the other.He is seen firing his weapon past another shopper, who has his hands in the air. According to the Independent, 24-year-old Jefferson Alves and 22-year-old Italo Creato, had apparently meant to rob the Bifarma in the center of Campo Limpo Paulista.

Souza identified himself as a police officer but the suspect still raised his weapon. But things obviously didn't go according to plan when two gunmen rushed into the pharmacy.

CCTV captured an off-duty police officer shooting suspects while holding his son.

Warning: The video below contains graphic content that may be disturbing to some viewers. He pulled his gun and shot one of the assailants at point blank range before he pursued the other man. The two suspects were pronounced dead at the scene. However, according to reports, Souza's baby appeared uninjured. After the altercation, the off-duty cop handed over his baby to his wife who took shelter in an aisle behind a shelf. I'm a NY native, filtering through the net for the next hit story.

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