Officer Killed at Lei Seca Point in Rio’s Baixada Fluminense

In the eight years of the Operação Lei Seca, there have been shootings, but this is the first time that a police officer died during the exchange of shots.

By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - A military police officer was killed during an Operação Lei Seca (Operation Dry Law) drunk driving blitz checkpoint in the Baixada Fluminense last night (April 4th) at around 10:30 PM.

According to the authorities, the agents determined that a car should stop at the barrier set up at Avenida Marinho Hemetério de Oliveira, in the center of Queimados (50 km from Centro Rio).

Government news sources report the three occupants of the vehicle were armed, disobeyed the order to stop and fired at the policemen. The agents reacted . . .

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