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Claudia Kafer, 32 (left), a police officer who was out of service, shot a machete with attacker (center) in the leg when he attacked 33-year-old Nelson Arruda (right, in red) in Brazil

Dramatic moment female police officer out of service shoots a machete-wielding attacker in the leg while he is trying to hack a man in Brazil

  • Police officer Claudia Kafer (32) bought water at an ice cream parlor in Brazil
  • She heard a struggle and saw Nelson Arruda, 33, being attacked with a machete
  • Kafer, who was with her boyfriend, pulled her gun and shot the attacker
  • The police have since accused 21-year-old Cremildo Riberio of attempted murder
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This is the time when an out-of-service police officer saved the life of a man by shooting his machete-wielding attacker in the leg during a brutal attack in Brazil.

Claudia Kafer, 32, who was out of service at the time, opened fire outside an ice cream parlor in the city of Colniza in western Brazil on Sunday afternoon.

Kafer hurried into action after seeing 33-year-old Nelson Arruda, who was hit with a machete outside the store, where she had stopped buying a bottle with her boyfriend.

Claudia Kafer, 32 (left), a police officer who was out of service, shot a machete with attacker (center) in the leg when he attacked 33-year-old Nelson Arruda (right, in red) in Brazil

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Claudia Kafer, 32 (left), a police officer who was out of service, shot a machete with attacker (center) in the leg when he attacked 33-year-old Nelson Arruda (right, in red) in Brazil

Miss Kafer was sitting in an ice cream parlor in the city of Colniza and bought a bottle of water next to her friend when she saw the attack happen and ran outside to help

Miss Kafer was sitting in an ice cream parlor in the city of Colniza and bought a bottle of water next to her friend when she saw the attack happen and ran outside to help

Miss Kafer was sitting in an ice cream parlor in the city of Colniza and bought a bottle of water next to her friend when she saw the attack happen and ran outside to help

She told how she heard commotion outside the store while she waited at the counter, and turned to see the attack happen.

Miss Kafer, who has been in the fight for nine years, pulled out her weapon and ran outside, identifying herself as a police officer and yelling at the attacker to stop.

& # 39; At one point he dropped the knife and I thought he would stop. But he picked it up and seemed to be chasing the victim, & she told the news site G1.

& # 39; Then I realized that I had to act and shoot quickly. When the suspect realized that he could no longer move, he dropped the knife. & # 39;

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CCTV shows Mr. Arruda, who is sitting outside of the bar watching football when he is not informed by the attacker, who arrives on the back of a moped.

The man – whose face is covered with a helmet – jumps off the bike with a machete and tackles Mr. Arruda to the ground.

Claudia Kafer without her uniform

Claudia Kafer without her uniform

Claudia Kafer in uniform

Claudia Kafer in uniform

Miss Kafer said she identified herself as a police officer and shouted at the attacker to stop, and then shot him in the leg as he tried to swing his weapon

CCTV shows how Mr. Arruda sat alone outside the store watching football on TV when the attacker arrived on a moped and approached him
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CCTV shows how Mr. Arruda sat alone outside the store watching football on TV when the attacker arrived on a moped and approached him

CCTV shows how Mr. Arruda sat alone outside the store watching football on TV when the attacker arrived on a moped and approached him

The attacker then starts hacking Mr. Arruda while lying on the ground and trying to defend himself.

At one point he manages to kick the machete away, and while the attacker goes to get the knife, he stands up and runs away.

The helmet-wearing attacker quickly picks up his weapon and points a new blow at Mr Arruda, on which he stumbles while being shot in the leg.

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The moped driver runs away quickly and leaves his employee behind.

Miss Kafer then walks into the frame, drawn revolver and pointing at the man on the floor before the recordings end.

The police have since identified the attacker as 21-year-old Cremildo Ribeiro and have accused him of attempted murder.

The attacker carves out to Mr. Arruda while he is desperately lying on the floor defending himself

The attacker carves out to Mr. Arruda while he is desperately lying on the floor defending himself

The attacker carves out to Mr. Arruda while he is desperately lying on the floor defending himself

The police have since identified the attacker as 21-year-old Cremildo Ribeiro and have accused him of attempted murder
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The police have since identified the attacker as 21-year-old Cremildo Ribeiro and have accused him of attempted murder

The police have since identified the attacker as 21-year-old Cremildo Ribeiro and have accused him of attempted murder

He had to undergo surgery to remove the bullet from his leg after he was arrested.

Brazilians have since praised Miss Kafer for saving the life of Mr. Arruda.

She also revealed that the incident was the first time in her career that she was forced to fire her gun outside of work.

Chief officers praised her rapid responses, her accuracy in shooting a moving target in the leg and for saving the life of Mr. Arruda.

He was admitted to the hospital with several wounds to his body but did not need surgery. He has since been released.

Detectives investigate the motive behind the crime.

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