A military police officer assigned to the 3rd BPM (Méier) was arrested for attempted murder after shooting in the head of a man who was occupying a vehicle that, supposedly, would not have stopped at a traffic stop, on Rua Souza Dantas, at the access to Av Marechal Rondom, in Engenho Novo, in the North Zone of Rio, in the early hours of this Monday (19).
According to information from the PM, the car had four people and the driver would have performed “sudden maneuvers due to speed” when he saw the police barrier. Also according to a note from the Military Police, the maneuvers caused the shooting by the state security agent.
Raphael Montovaneli was in the back seat of the car and was hit in the head by a rifle shot. With serious injuries, the driver of the vehicle immediately went to the Andaraí Hospital.
The other occupants of the vehicle were referred to the 25th DP for clarification of the facts.
All the MPs involved in the incident were taken to the 25th Precinct (Engenho Novo). The military police officer, whose identity was not revealed, took over the shooting and was charged with the crime of attempted murder.
The PMs did not find weapons or drugs in the vehicle where the man was shot. Two of the car’s occupants have already been heard at the police station about what happened. The driver is due to testify later this Monday.
According to the PM’s note, the victim remains hospitalized at the Andaraí Hospital, in serious condition, as a result of his injuries.