The sergeant, who was 48 years old, was shot in the head
Sergeant of the Special Police Operations Battalion (BOPE) of Military police (PM), Ângelo Rodrigues de Azevedo, died at the age of 48 this Tuesday afternoon, the 6th, after being shot in the Bateau Mouche community, located in Praça Seca, in the Western Zone of Rio de Janeiro🇧🇷 The victim, who was shot in the head, was rescued at the Getúlio Vargas State Hospital, in Penha, but could not resist the gunshot wound. According to the police, the BOPE teams were attacked in the forest area of the community, during an action aimed at suppressing the circulation of criminals in the region. Shots were exchanged and the officer was hit. Angelo was with the corporation since 2000 and is survived by a wife and three children. In a note, the Secretary of State for the Military Police mourned the death of Sergeant Azevedo.