Spanish Tourist Visiting Rocinha Shot and Killed by Rio Police

According to police the tourist was in a car that did not halt at a police roadblock, leading officers to start shooting at the vehicle.

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – A Spanish tourist was shot and killed in Rio de Janeiro on Monday morning, after the car she was in did not stop at a police blockade near one of Brazil’s largest favela communities, Rocinha.

The region has been plagued by violence for more than a month as police try to detain drug kingpins thought to be hiding in the community.

In a statement released by police after the incident, officials said that the Subscribe to our Premium Membership Plan. Already Subscribed?