No, you are not about to watch a scene from a Hollywood action movie or an excerpt from a mission in a popular video game.
The footage below, taken from a Brazilian police helicopter, shows authorities firing on an alleged drug trafficker during their attempt to escape a favela in Rio de Janeiro. The incident took place in May, 2012, but the footage has exploded globally after being shown recently on Brazilian TV.
In the video, Brazilian police are attempting to incapacitate the alleged drug trafficker Marcio “Mathematician” Pereira. Police shot several rounds into the vehicle and halted Pereira’s vehicular escape, but the alleged drug lord managed to elude his pursuers on foot. He was, however, found dead the following day.
Authorities in Brazil are conducting an investigation to determine whether police used excessive force in their efforts to apprehend Pereira.
Watch the footage below:
h/t Fox News Latino
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