A cameraman Bandeirantes TV died during a police operation carried out on
Sunday morning in the slums of Antares, Santa Cruz, west of Rio de
Dominic was hit by a stray bullet during action involving some 100 men
of the Special Operations Battalion (BOPE) and the Police Battalion
The military police entered the slum area for leisure Comlurb. The
region is controlled by the criminal gang led by Fernandinho Beira Mar,
imprisoned in maximum security federal penitentiary in Campo Grande
According to reporter Marcos Antonio de Jesus CBN radio, accompanying the operation, police received was shot by criminals. He told the Globe News that unofficial information pointed to four dead and four prisoners, all criminals. At 11am, the Security Bureau said it had no information about the purpose of the operation, only that it was still in progress.
Sunday was the group of cameramen and photographers who went along with police in the slums. People
who were with the cameraman would have stated that it is possible that
he recorded the criminal authors of the shot that killed him. The Girl Scouts Group said in a statement that "regrets the death of his employee."
The statement also said that Dominic "was bulletproof vest - model allowed
the Armed Forces, often used by professionals in the Band in situations
like this. He was hit by a gunshot, probably triggered by a drug
dealer." The company also said that "in solidarity with the family and is providing every assistance."
In a statement, State Department of Health said Sunday UPA came to Santa
Cruz at 7:40 this morning already dead, by piercing bullet in the chest
region. The secretary said he came to be made resuscitation attempts, but without success. The State Secretary of Health Sergio Cortes, went to the clinic to provide family support. The
body was transferred to the Institute of Forensic Medicine (IML) and
burial should take place tomorrow at Cashew cemetery, located on the
waterfront of the River
The team's Shock Battalion who was accompanied by the press came into the Favela Antares, in the west of Rio de Janeiro, after receiving information from the Special Operations Battalion (BOPE) that the community had been taken and the situation would be under control, according to journalists who were in the group. However, the PM met with criminals, starting the shooting that led to the death of cameraman Band Gelson Sundays.
Sunday, shortly before he was hit, he have warned the military police that the bandits had seen him. He was killed by a gunshot that went beyond the protection of bullet proof vest. The victim had three children - a 16 years old and two girls, one 22 and another 20 years - and two grandchildren.
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