Two suspects die and police officer is shot during operation after death of Rota soldier on the coast of SP

Two suspects die and police officer is shot during operation after death of Rota soldier on the coast of SP
Two suspects die and police officer is shot during operation after death of Rota soldier on the coast of SP
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Summary
Two suspects died and a police officer was injured in Military Police actions in Baixada Santista, São Paulo, this Saturday. The incidents are part of an operation launched after the death of a Rota soldier in Santos.

Soldier Samuel Wesley Cosmo died during a patrol in Santos

Photo: Reproduction/Facebook

Two suspects died and a police officer was shot in the arm during Military Police actions in Baixada Santista, on the coast of São Paulo, this Saturday, 3. According to the State Public Security Secretariat (SSP), The men, still unidentified, exchanged shots with teams from Rota (Rondas Ostensivas Tobias de Aguiar) of the São Paulo Military Police and did not survive their injuries.

Both clashes took place in the early hours of Saturday. A Rota team was carrying out an operation in the São Jorge neighborhood, in Santos, when they were shot by the suspect on Avenida Francisco da Costa Pires. The police reacted and shot the criminal, who was rescued at Vicentino Hospital but did not resist..

With the man, the team seized a firearm and portions of drugs. According to the SSP, A 33-year-old police officer was grazed in the arm and was rescued in Santa Casa de Santos. The case was registered as a death resulting from police intervention, drugs and attempted murder at the city’s Judicial Police Center.

In São Vicente, the shooting took place during a Rota stop on a man on Avenida Sambaiatuba, in the Jóquei Clube neighborhood. The SSP points out that the suspect tried to flee on foot after the order to stop and then shot at the police officers. The team reacted and shot the man, who did not resist.

The PM also investigated a property that the suspect was trying to enter at the time of the approach. At the scene, a notebook with trafficking notes, a backpack with hundreds of portions of drugs and a firearm were seized. Forensic examination was requested at the scene and the case was registered as resistance, drugs, illegal possession/carrying of a firearm and death resulting from police intervention at the São Vicente Police Station.

Both incidents are investigated by the Civil Police with monitoring by the Military Police, concluded the SSP.

New Operation ‘Shield’

The incidents took place amid a new Operation ‘Shield’, launched after the death of Rota soldier Samuel Wesley Cosmo, victim of a gunshot to the face while on patrol in Santos. Footage from the officer’s body camera captured the moment he was shot in an alley.

On social media, SP Public Security Secretary Guilherme Derrite stated, on Friday night, the 2nd, that he was in Santos, where an operation would be carried out to locate the suspects in the death of police officer Cosmo.

The action in Baixada Santista also takes place in parallel with the search for those responsible for the death of soldier Marcelo Augusto da Silva on January 26, on the Imigrantes highway, near Cubatão, a city neighboring Santos.

Source: Redação Terra

The article is in Portuguese

Tags: suspects die police officer shot operation death Rota soldier coast

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