World jiu-jitsu champion shot in the head by police in Brazil

Eight-time world jiu-jitsu champion Leandro Lo was killed in São Paulo on Saturday morning. After an altercation with an individual who turned out to be a policeman, he was shot in the head.

The story is tragic. Leandro Lo, eight-time world jiu-jitsu champion and true legend of his sport, died this weekend in São Paulo. The 33-year-old Brazilian athlete was out at a city club when he had an argument with an individual.

According to the witnesses, he would have come to take a bottle from Leandro Lo’s table, who would then have immobilized him to calm him down. In response, the individual who was in fact a police officer, stepped back and then drew his weapon to shoot Lo, who was shot in the head.

Suspect not yet apprehended

He was taken to hospital but could not be saved. The suspect fled and could not be apprehended. He was identified as a police officer long after the events.

Leandro Lo won 13 world medals between 2012 and 2022, including eight titles, as well as eight continental titles. He has evolved in several weight categories over the years.

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