A terrifying moment when a woman is caught in the middle of a gunfight in a store in Brazil when an armed customer confronts a gunman
- A security camera from a store in Maranhão, Brazil, recorded a shooting between a customer and a 42-year-old suspect in a wanted robbery
- The armed criminal, who had committed a series of robberies in the city of São Luis in Maranhão, is seen in the video pulling a gun from his waistband.
- The shocked gunmen were surprised when a male customer quickly noticed what was about to happen and immediately pulled out his gun and opened fire
- The suspect fled the store with an accomplice and was later arrested. His cohort remains at large
A female customer had no choice but to sit and watch like a male shopper and wanted the suspect to exchange gunfire at a store in the northeastern Brazilian state of Maranhão.
The terrifying incident took place Monday morning in São Luis Municipality when a 42-year-old man wanted for a series of robberies entered the store and covered his mouth and ear area with a mask, according to the company’s COVID-19 preventive guidelines. .
A store surveillance camera showed the suspect grabbing his waistband and pulling out a gun.
However, the male customer quickly pulled a gun from under his shirt and immediately fired at the suspect.
Authorities in São Luis, Brazil, on Monday arrested a 42-year-old man wanted for a robbery attack. The suspect tried to rob a store before being surprised by a customer, who pulled out his gun and engaged him in a shootout, showed a security camera.
A security camera in a store in the northeastern Brazilian city of São Luis on Monday captured the terrifying shootout between a male customer (left) and a fugitive suspect (top right). The suspect managed to escape, but was later arrested by the police
The frightened woman could barely cover her face as the customer took refuge in an office and bullets flew through the small retail space.
The footage showed the moment when the armed suspect ran out of ammunition, allowing the woman to dive to the floor and go to the other side of the office. The suspect then opened the front door and fled.
Local media reported that the 6th Military Police Battalion located the suspect and his accomplice in the São Luis neighborhood of Ciudade Operária.
The shooter was arrested, but his cohort managed to escape.
It is not known whether the customer who involved the suspect in the firefight or any of the other buyers and employees suffered injuries.
A customer (bottom left) reaches for his gun just as he notices a wanted suspect is about to pull out his gun and announce a robbery
The frightened woman (top center) could barely cover her face as the customer (left) took refuge in an office and as bullets flew through the small retail space before the suspect (top right) fled