Shootout in Leblon Leaves One Police Officer Injured

Armed robbers shot at Military Police officers, injuring one, during an attempted robbery of the Lojas Americanas store at Rua General Urquiza in Leblon.

By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - A quiet morning along the normally tranquil Rua General Urquiza in Rio's upscale neighborhood of Leblon was shattered early Wednesday (March 28th) as a gang of armed robbers exchanged gunfire with Military Police officers during an attempted robbery of a Lojas Americanas Express store.

The suspects fled the scene but two of the perpetrators were later apprehended in a vehicle in the Zuzu Angel tunnel heading towards São Conrado.

One officer was shot and injured in the shootout. He was taken to Miguel Couto Municipal Hospital, in Gávea . . .

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