Sergeant admits mistake in shooting and killing two young men on motorcycle in Rio

Sergeant admits mistake in shooting and killing two young men on motorcycle in Rio

The Rio Homicide Police (DH) investigates the death of motorcycle taxi driver Thiago Guimarães Dingo, 24, and Jorge Lucas de Jesus Martins Paes, 17, which occurred late in the afternoon of the ...

The Rio Homicide Police (DH) investigates the death of motorcycle taxi driver Thiago Guimarães Dingo, 24, and Jorge Lucas de Jesus Martins Paes, 17, late Thursday afternoon, 29. They were killed in error , as the investigations indicate, by a military police sergeant (PM), who mistook Paes' hydraulic jack for a gun.According to what has been learned so far by the Civil Police, around 5 pm on Thursday, the van of a friend of the pair had a mechanical problem.This boy called Dingo, who was asked to take a monkey to the place where the van had broken, in Pavuna (northern area).Dingo called Paes to the motorcycle site.On the back, Paes carried the equipment.At Doctor José Thomas Street, a team of 41st Battalion PMs (Irajá, in the north) held a blitz.As the motorcycle approached, the sergeant mistook the monkey for a weapon and fired a rifle shot.The bullet struck Paes, transfixed his body and injured his friend, who lost control of the bike.Then the vehicle collided with a wall.They bot...


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