An young army sergeant has been killed in front of her family in Brazil after trying to warn her husband that they were being robbed.
Bruna Carla Borralho Cavalcante de Araujo, 27, was an army sergeant stationed at the 21st Paratrooper Battalion and who lived in the city of Duque de Caxias, in the south-eastern Brazilian state of Rio de Janeiro.
According to national newspaper G1, at around 10pm on Sunday 30th August, Ms Cavalcante de Araujo was in the car with her sister and nephews, following her husband who was in another car in front which had stopped when it overheated.
Her husband, Angelo Henrique de Araujo, reportedly stopped the car on the side of the road and had just got out to assess the vehicle, when he heard the women screaming and his wife shouting that they were being robbed.
According to witnesses, the scream of distress were then followed by two gunshots.
There were reportedly two men, who removed Bruna's sister and children from the car before fleeing in the vehicle.
According to national news outlet Extra Globo, Ms Cavalcante de Araujo was rushed to the Pilar Emergency Care Unit (UPA), but died from wounds sustained at the scene shortly afterwards.
The Baixada Fluminense Homicide Police unit is investigating the case.
In a press statement, the Military Command of the East reported that the "CML is providing all support to the family, in addition to the appropriate administrative measures to clarify the facts".
The victim's sister Barbara posted an emotional goodbye on Facebook saying: "So many bad people in this world, and unfortunately my little one was taken unfairly. God how it hurts. Never hearing her warm laugh again or seeing her charm of walking all beautiful wherever she went. It seems like an endless nightmare.”
With the death of Sergeant Borralho, the number of Public Security Agents murdered in Rio de Janeiro in 2020 has reached 43.
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