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VIDEO: Brazil officer fatally shoots two robbers while holding his infant son

A state police sergeant in Brazil is being called a hero after he shot and killed two suspected robbers at a pharmacy in Sao Paulo on Sunday, all while holding his infant son in his arms. The incident was captured on surveillance video.

Rafael Souza was off-duty at the time and was in the store with his wife and young son. When he saw the robbery going down, he intervened.

The footage shows the off-duty officer fire at least 3 shots inside the store while holding his son. He eventually passes the infant to his wife, who is seen crouched in one of the aisles.

Watch the video above.

According to police, one of the suspects pointed a gun at Souza, so he opened fire, keeping his son close to his side.

Both suspects died at the scene.


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