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Brazil: Iconic Jiu Jitsu champion Leandro Lo shot dead Leandro Lo

Brazil: Iconic Jiu Jitsu champion Leandro Lo shot dead

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 08 Aug 2022, 10:22 am

Sao Paulo: Brazil's iconic Jiu Jitsu champion Leandro Lo was shot dead in the head in a night club in  Sao Paulo city of the country, media reports said.

Lo, 33, was at a club in the Saude neighbourhood when he was allegedly shot by an off-duty police officer who is now on the run, police was quoted as saying by BBC.

He was taken to hospital where he was declared brain dead.

According to a police report seen by local media, Lo - whose full name is Leandro Lo Pereira do Nascimento - was approached by an off-duty police officer while out with friends at the Clube Sirio - a sports and social club to the south of the capital, the British media reported.

Witnesses told BBC the police officer started making threatening gestures with a glass bottle at the table. Lo then immobilised him and told him to go away.