Rio de Janeiro Brazil: Mugger shot dead on route of Olympic Torch close to Athletes Village

Posted on August 5, 2016 • Filed under: Brazil, Crime reported the eve of the Olympics in Rio witnessed a dramatic fatal shooting on Thursday after a man reported to be the Russian vice-consul killed an armed mugger just after the torch relay had passed by. Marcos Cezar Feres Braga, described by local police as a Brazilian lawyer who works at the Russian consulate, was said to have grabbed an assailant’s gun and shot him dead at point-blank range.

However, the Russian embassy in the capital Brasilia issued a statement saying “no representative of the Russian consulate general in Rio de Janeiro was involved in an attempted assault ending with the death of the suspect.” Read Article

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