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Sergeant shot dead in front of horrified family as gunmen steal car
September 2, 2020
An army sergeant was gunned down in front of her family after trying to warn her husband that they were being robbed.
Bruna Carla Borralho Cavalcante de Araujo, 27, from the city of Duque de Caxias in south-east Brazil, was following her partner’s car on August 30 with her sister and nephews before it overheated and he pulled over.
After they stopped on Presidente Kennedy Avenue, her husband Angelo Henrique de Araujo got out to try and fix his vehicle.
He then heard his wife screaming that they were being robbed, followed by the sound of two gunshots.
Two men removed Bruna's sister and her children from the car before fleeing in the vehicle.
She was rushed to the Pilar Emergency Care Unit (UPA) but tragically died from her injuries.
The Baixada Fluminense Homicide Police are now investigating the case.
Bruna was stationed at the military's 21st Paratrooper Battalion.
The victim's sister Barbara posted an emotional goodbye on Facebook, writing: "So many bad people in this world, and unfortunately my little one was taken unfairly.
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“God how it hurts. Never hearing her warm laugh again or seeing her charm of walking all beautiful wherever she went.
“It seems like an endless nightmare.”
This year, 43 public security agents have been murdered in Brazil’s Rio de Janeiro state.
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Earlier this week, an SUV carrying four people crashed into the back of a US Army armoured vehicle at high speed.
Four South Koreans died in the high-speed Sunday night crash in Pocheon, north of capital Seoul.
It is believed the two couples were heading home when their sport utility vehicle rear-ended a US armoured vehicle at around 9:30pm near the Rodriguez Live Fire Range.
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The occupants, all in their 50s, were pronounced dead after being taken to a nearby hospital and receiving emergency treatment including CPR.
One American solider sustained a minor injury and was taken to a hospital.
Horrific images captured from the scene of the accident show the entire front end of the SUV crumpled in on itself after hitting the armoured rear of the US vehicle at high speed.
Both South Korean Police and US Army soldiers were on the scene trying to help in the aftermath of the tragic incident.