Three Police Officers Shot and Killed Over 48 Hours in Rio

By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The state of Rio de Janeiro has been facing increased violence against its police force, while officers were both on- and off-duty in the last year. Now in just the last 48 hours, major news agency O Globo reported that three police offices have been shot and killed.

The most recent policeman was killed late Sunday night, in the Baixada Fluminense according to reports. Officer Diego Moutinho da Silva Maia, 29 years old, was at a bar with friends when shot in the head and killed by four armed suspects . . .

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