According to sources in Brazil, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu world champion Leandro Lo was shot and killed in a night club altercation in Brazil in the early hours of Sunday morning.
Lo was at a night club when he had gotten in an altercation with a man. Lo took him to the ground and mounted him and asked him if he was done and it was over, to which the man said yes.
The man, who according to sources was an off duty policeman, then returned and shot Leandro Lo twice in the head killing him on the spot.
Brazilian mainstream media Globo has reported the news:
“According to the fighter’s lawyer, Leandro Lo is already confirmed brain dead. He would have immobilized a man involved in a fight to calm the situation during a pagode show at Clube Sírio, in Indianópolis, but after the episode the boy pulled out a gun and shot the athlete.”
“The jiu-jitsu world champion Leandro Pereira do Nascimento Lo, 32, was shot at a party inside the Clube Sírio, in the neighborhood of Indianópolis, in the South Zone of São Paulo , in the early hours of this Sunday (7). According to the fighter’s lawyer, brain death is already confirmed.
Leandro Lo was shot in the head after an argument during the pagode show inside the club.
According to the family’s lawyer, Ivã Siqueira Junior, the victim had an argument with the boy and to calm the situation, immobilized the man. After walking away, the boy pulled out a gun and shot the fighter once in the head.
The lawyer says that, after the shooting, the author still kicked the victim twice on the ground and then fled.
The man, an off duty policeman was arrested.
Few people heard the noise because the sound was loud due to the show.
The athlete was rescued and taken to the Saboya Municipal Hospital, in Jabaquara, also in the South Zone of SP.
The g1 contacted the Municipal Health Department to confirm the fighter’s health status, but he still did not receive a response until the last update of this report.”
Unity BJJ in New York where Leandro Lo trains, has confirmed it with this RIP Leandro Lo post:
“O maior de todos. O mais querido, o mais guerreiro, o mais gente boa. Eterno herói de todos que tiveram o privilégio de te conhecer. Descanse em paz irmão. Nos encontraremos novamente.”
“The best of all time…. Rest in Peace brother.”
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(Updated) The attacker, an off duty policeman has been arrested: