A Russian diplomat has been involved in a fatal shooting in Rio De Janeiro.
Local police confirmed a local thief had been shot dead after he attempted to rob Russia’s Vice-Consul armed with a gun.
According to Nine News Journalist Tom Steinfort, Russia’s Vice-Consul, 60, knew jiu-jitsu and tackled the robber to the ground, shooting him dead.
ARTICLE CONTINUES AFTER THIS ADVERTISEMENT
“A Russian diplomat, the country’s Vice-Consul, was in a car when a robber has tried to carry out a theft there. He has broken out into a fight – the Russian consul happened to know jiu-jitsu and wrestled the gun off the robber, turned it on the robber and shot him dead,” Steinfort said.
Criminals tried to rob a Russian diplomat near athletes village at gun point. He knew jujitsu & fought back, stole gun and shot robber dead
— Tom Steinfort (@tomsteinfort) August 4, 2016
The fatal shooting took place on Thursday morning local time on the Avenida das Americas in Barra da Tijuca, not far from the athletes village.