A 61-year-old homeless man in Brazil has fought with a gunman to save a woman he had never met. He was killed after the gunman shot him in the chest. The woman in question has survived.
Francisco Erasmo Rodrigues de Lima sacrificed his life to fight off a gunman who was threatening to kill a woman outside the famous Sao Paulo Cathedral in Brazil.
The gunman has been identified as Luiz Antonio da Silva (49), who was shot later and injured by police after Francisco’s brave intervention. The gunman had previously spent 22 years in prison for theft, damage of property and causing bodily harm.
Francisco received at least two bullets to the chest and died at the scene. Thousands of online users are now demanding that the authorities to honour Francisco by giving him a decent burial.
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Francisco Erasmo Rodrigues de Lima was clearly a very brave man and we mourn the tragic loss of him.
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