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Shot in the head: Martial artist shot dead by police officers

Eight-time Brazilian jiu-jitsu world champion Leandro Lo was shot dead by a military police officer at a club on Sunday at the age of 33.

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  • Jiu-Jitsu fighter Leandro Lo has died at the age of 33.
  • He was shot dead by a military policeman in a club after a dispute.
  • The alleged perpetrator has already been arrested.

Brazilian jiu-jitsu fighter Leandro Lo passed away on Sunday at the age of 33. As the Brazilian news portal “G1” reports, he was shot in a club in São Paulo.

According to the lawyer for the Los family, the Brazilian jiu-jitsu fighter is said to have previously clashed with a military police officer.

A friend Los described the incident to the news portal: “He (the policeman) came in and took a bottle from our table. Lo only held him back to calm him down.” After that, the MP reportedly moved a few steps away and shot Lo in the head.

The alleged perpetrator has now been arrested and investigations have been initiated. Leandro Lo was an eight-time world champion in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.

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