At the DB Ponta Negra Hypermarket, located on Avenida Coronel Teixeira, West Zone of Manaus, Amazonas, Brazil, a group of at least 4 assailants attempted to rob people in the lottery department.
Among the people was an off duty military police officer in plain clothes, who was in line to pay some bills and play lottery. He reacted to the robbery with fire from his weapon, shooting one of the assailants. The accomplices managed to escape.
The video of the aftermath shows the members of the public rewarding the officer with a round of applause for ending the robbery before it could materialize.
24 year old robber Arlesson Guimarães Mendonça was taken to hospital where he’s said to be in a serious condition due to severe blood loss, fighting for his life.