13 people were killed:Brasilia, Reuters. Rio de Janeiro, a city in Brazil, has seen a violent fight between police officers and people who haven’t been identified. which many people have died.
At least 13 people have died in fights with police outside the Brazilian seaside city of Rio de Janeiro, police said.Follow for more updates:newsydrone.com
The violent fight between the police and the criminals happened when the police were on a raid to catch a gang leader.
Leonardo Costa Araujo is the leader of the group.
Police say fights broke out in the working-class Salguero neighbourhood of the city of So Goncalo, northeast of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil’s second-largest city.
Brazil: 13 people were killed
Police say that all of the people killed in the violent fight were suspected criminals. Leonardo Costa Araujo, who was thought to be the leader of a drug cartel in the northern state of Pará, was one of the people killed in violent clashes in the city.
Costa is to blame for the death of police officers
Leonardo Costa Araujo was involved in the deaths of several police officers in Pará in recent years, and police thought he was hiding in the area.
That’s why the police did a raid to catch him. The police say that helicopters and armoured vehicles were also used in a raid on Araujo on Thursday.
“Won’t let it become a hideout for thieves.”
Rio’s state police force often goes on deadly raids in the city’s sprawling slums.
In a post on social media, the governor of Rio de Janeiro, Claudio Castro, said that bandits from other states will not be able to hide in Rio.