Watch: Mom Hailed As Hero After Shooting and Killing Gunman Who Tried To Rob Women and Children
And the Mom of the Year award goes to…
One armed robber unexpectedly met his early demise after messing with the wrong people. After attempting to rob a group of mothers and children, one of the women pulled out her own gun and shot him dead.
According to the reports, 21-year-old Elivelton Neves Moreira, tried to rob the group outside a school in Sao Paulo, Brazil, poiting his .38 revolver at them. Unfortunately for him, he didn’t know one of them was an off-duty cop.
It definitely wasn’t his lucky day!
Taken by a security camera, the footage later went viral on social media. A Metro article about the incident tells us that it took place at around 8 o’clock in the morning at Ferriera Master school where the mothers and children were attending a Mother’s Day party.
42-year-old Katia da Silva Sastre, a military police officer, immediately sprang into action.
She bravely shot Moreira three times, hitting him in the chest and leg. He later died from his injuries.
The heroic mom said:
“I didn’t know if he was going to shoot the kids or the mothers or the security guard at the school door.
“I just thought about defending the mums, the children, my own life and my daughter’s.”
She was exactly in the right place at the right time.
As she also added:
“I had to act quickly to end his aggression and prevent him from harming anyone. I reverted to the training I have received in the corporation.
“It’s gratifying to have been in the right place to have saved all our lives.”
According to her, she was first alerted about the danger when one woman walked by quickly, pointing backwards, and telling them a robbery had just happened. Apparently, the suspect has already robbed the school’s security guard of his wallet and phone.
Meanwhile, her husband André Alves, who is a military police lieutenant, shared:
“The suspect’s gun fired once, but it is not known whether or not it was before Katia fired.
“The first shot ricocheted and got lost. On his second attempt at firing, the weapon locked. Thankfully she was faster than him, because when a thug discovers (their opponent) is a police officer, he shoots to kill.”
The policewoman was later recognized for her heroic deed during a ceremony held last Mother’s Day.
Márcio França, governor of Sau Paulo, applauded her for showing “dexterity, technique and courage.”
Franca also went on to say the “homage was made because it’s Mother’s Day and because she is a mum. She went to the party to celebrate the date and a situation like this happened. She acted so precisely, so perfectly, that we decided to honor her.”
Netizens have repeatedly praised the mom, with one commenter writing
“Another bad one bites the dust. No one else got hurt, and no repeat offenders. All in all, sounds like a good day to me!”