SAO PAULO, BRAZIL — An off-duty police officer in Brazil happened to be inside a pharmacy when two armed robbers came in looking to score big.
Both of those robbers, aged 24 and 22, didn’t leave the pharmacy alive.
The officer, identified as Sgt. Rafael Souza, wasted no time with his response, even while holding his child.
Inside Edition reports;
In the footage, Souza is seen holding his son with one arm and pointing a gun with his opposite hand.
He shoots one man as the suspect runs around a floor display. He runs and fires again, then disappears out of the frame.
The cop’s wife is seen cowering behind another merchandise display, then stretching out her arms toward her husband, who hands off the baby and continues chasing the suspects.
Watch the surveillance video below:
Our friends at TTAG asked their readers a question based on the video: What would you do with your kid(s) during a self-defense gun use?
Well, it’s hard to say, and I imagine that this officer acted the best he could in the given situation. This likely began very quickly, and who’s to say setting the child down first would have been a good or bad decision. If there’s no apparent place to put the child in a split second, it seems that this is the next best option.
What are your thoughts? Where would your kids go if you found yourself in a similar situation? Chime in below.