BREAKING: Leandro Lo was shot in the head by the police officer in Sao Paulo, Brazil

Jiu-Jitsu Champion Leandro Lo is shot in the head in Sao Paulo
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According to the g1 Leandro Lo shot in the club in Sao Paulo, Brazil

Leandro Lo’s lawyer claims that the athlete is already brain dead. After the altercation, the young guy pulled out a gun and shot Leandro in order to immobilize a fellow participant during a pagode performance at the Club Sírio in Indianapolis.

The jiu-jitsu world champion Leandro Pereira do Nascimento Lo, 32, was shot at a party within the Club Sírio in the Indianópolis neighborhood of São Paulo’s South Zone around 3 a.m. on Sunday (7). The lawyer of the fighter claims that he has suffered brain death.

Leandro Lo is Shot in the head

The shooter is identified, but the police have not yet confirmed his name.

The family’s lawyer, Ivã Siqueira Junior, stated that the victim had a quarrel with the attacker and immobilized the man to defuse the tension. The attacker drew a weapon and shot the fighter in the head and walked away.

The lawyer says that, after the shooting, the shooter still kicked the victim twice on the ground and then fled.

Few people heard the noise because the sound was loud due to the show.

A friend of the fighter who witnessed the crime said that the shooter was alone and provoked Lo and five friends, who were at the table.

“He arrived and took a bottle of liquor from our table. Lo just immobilized him to calm down. He took four or five steps and fired,” said the witness, who asked not to be named.”

The athlete was rescued and taken to the Saboya Municipal Hospital, in Jabaquara, also in the South Zone of SP.

The g1 contacted the Municipal Health Department to confirm the fighter’s health status, but he still did not receive a response until the last update of this report.

Leandro Lo was jiu-jitsu world champion eight times. The last time, in the light heavyweight category, was in 2022, and the first time was in 2012, in the lightweight category.

On social media, he narrates the two achievements as “the Two most important career achievements”.

“The first title is the feeling of being world champion, that way I can still be world champion, the two best feelings of my life. Thanks to everyone who is always with me in joy and sadness!”, Lo said in a post on social networks two months ago, when he remembered the anniversary of the world’s achievements.”

UPDATE:

Who shot Leandro Lo?

Officer Oliveira Velozo is a suspect in the Lo murder investigation. Combate was the first to report the identity of the person alleged to have committed the crime. He has not been detained as of now. The Hospital had been forbidden by Leandro’s family to provide any more information, but Agfight confirmed his death.

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Oliveira Velozo, the police officer suspected of shooting on Leandro Lo

 

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Unity, one of Leandro’s adopted homes, confirmed the news on their Facebook page. “The greatest of all time. Dearest, most courageous, most good people ever existed,” said.” Eternal hero of all who was lucky enough to get to know you. Sleep well, brother. We’ll see each other again sometime.”

Leandro Lo CoursesUPDATE 2:

Police officer Henrique Otavio Oliveira Velozo, charged with murdering eight-time jiu-jitsu world champion Leandro Lo at a concert in Sao Paulo, Brazil over the weekend, has turned himself in. Following news from G1, MMA Fighting confirmed it.

According to witnesses, Lo pinned the police officer who is a purple belt in jiu-jitsu, who had come to their table to try and calm things down after Velozo took the bottle from Lo’s table. They were separated and Velozo was allowed back to his feet, but then he took two or three steps backward and shot Lo in the head. Later that night, Lo was pronounced dead.

Velozo was sentenced to five years in jail for stealing $1.2 million from the city of Palmdale, California. According to UOL Brazil, however, this isn’t Velozo’s first bust with the authorities. In 2017, a police officer was convicted of assaulting a fellow officer at a club. He was convicted but did not receive any time behind bars.

At 33, Lo won a long list of important titles as a jiu-jitsu competitor, including eight gold medals at the IBJJF Worlds. He defeated Gordon Ryan, Andre Galvao, Gilbert Burns, and others.

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