This Is The Moment A Homeless Hero Was Shot After Saving Woman From Gunman

In an extraordinary selfless act rarely seen these days, a 61-year-old homeless man has been shot dead after trying to overpower a gunman who was holding a woman hostage.


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Tragically, Francisco Erasmo Rodrigues de Lima died at the scene after the gunman shot him twice in the chest. The terrified woman managed to run for safety and survived.


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The sickening drama unfolded outside the famous Sao Paulo Cathedral in Brazil over the weekend, with dozens of bystanders looking on and capturing the event on their mobile phones.


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The gunman, 49-year-old Luiz Antonio da Silva, was shot and injured by police during the scuffle between him and de Lima. He also died at the scene.


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Silva had previously spent 22 years in prison for theft, damage of property, and causing bodily harm.

De Lima continued to pursue the gunman even after shots were fired.


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Online users around the world are now demanding that authorities honour de Lima by giving him a decent burial.

The video of de Lima’s brave intervention, and the shooting, is below [warning: disturbing content]: